Month: July 2016

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.