February 16, 2011

SNAFU:

Dr. H. Gilbert Welch | G Force: A healthy dose of skepticism (Boston Globe, 2/07/11)

Q. You say the point of your book is that people should be more skeptical about the value of early detection in medicine. If we look for things to be wrong, we’ll find them, even if we didn’t need to?

A. The problem is that we all harbor abnormalities. People have the abnormality, but [in many cases] the abnormality is never destined to go on to cause symptoms or to cause death. We don’t know which people those are, but we tend to treat everybody.


Abnormality is normality.

Posted by Orrin Judd at February 16, 2011 6:53 AM
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