The clinician and the scientific evidence

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Edition V18N02 | Year 2013 | Editorial Editorial | Pages 1 to 1

David Normando

No, our science is no illusion. But an illusion it would be to suppose that what science cannot give us we can get elsewhere (Sigmund Freud).
It is noticed a detachment between the shape of published researches and the language used among clinicians. It is no wonder clinicians prefer case reports instead of papers plenty of methodologies and awkward terminologies. The language and imagery of clinical cases are rooted in the daily practice and have the aura of objectivity, for this reason they are assimilated. On the other hand the scientific rigor is blurred by the methodology, what makes it boring. “Narcissus finds ugly what isn’t his mirror”, says a Brazilian composition.

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