The epistemology of epidemiology

January 2002
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;1/22/2002, Vol. 166 Issue 2, p157
Academic Journal
Editorial. Focuses on a report by Nancy Baxter and the Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care which showed that the routine teaching of breast self-examination (BSE) to women could not be credited with an increase in breast cancer survival or with detection of tumors at an early stage. Questions of what constitutes knowledge and knowing; Failure to communicate how ideas about disease are changing.


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