Respectful Insolence

Archives for September 24, 2007

I never saw a vending machine like that before

While wandering through the medical center last week, I came across a rather unusual vending machine, one quite unlike any that I had ever seen before. It definitely hadn’t been there the week before, but there it was now, around the corner from the hospital cafeteria: Perfect if you’re on call and feel the need…

Pity poor John Ioannidis. The man does provocative work about the reliability of scientific studies as published in the peer-reviewed literature, and his reward for trying to point out shortcomings in how we as scientists and clinical researchers do studies and evaluate evidence is to be turned into an icon for cranks and advocates of…