There’s going to be a symposium on Evidence in Action at the annual Philosophy of Science Association conference, PSA 2016, to be held in Atlanta, USA. The symposium will take place 9-11.45am on Friday 4th November.
Thanks to David Norris for his comment (@davidcnorrismd) as I had indeed missed his review of the recent book Ending Medical Reversal by Vinayak Prasad and Adam Cifu. I now look forward to part 2 of his post as I’m curious to learn about his ideas in part 1 to “move clinical science beyond the Stone Age”.
I think that every academic has had the dispiriting experience of writing what they thought was a good paper, only to have great difficulty publishing it. This post is about one of these – which has been hanging about in my “do something with this, someday” file for four years or so.
Miriam Solomon has recently published a book on Medical Epistemology (Making Medical Knowledge, Oxford University Press, pp. 261 + xvi). This gives a good critical exposition of trends in the last 40 or so years. There are three chapters on Consensus Conferences, two on Evidence-Based Medicine, one on Translational Medicine, and one on Narrative Medicine. Solomon devotes the last chapter of her book to her own position which she characterises as a ‘Developing, Untidy, Methodological Pluralism’, though, as she points out on p. 208, this has the unfortunate acronym: DUMP.