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Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Fun with Evidence-Based Medicine

EBM Librarian: Teaching EBM, Example Articles, & More has some great EBM links, but by far the best sections are the Humour articles (articles primarily published in the British Medical Journal and its Canadian counterpart as part of year-end spoofs of studies) and the section labelled 'Researchers With Too Much Time on Their Hands', with such gems as 'The Spermicidal Potency of Coca-Cola and Pepsi-Cola' and 'Distinguisihing Between New and Slightly Worn Underwear: a Case Study'.

Also, be sure to check out the IgNobel awards. 'Ever IgNobel Prize winner has done something that first makes poeple LAUGH, then makes them THINK. Technically speaking, the Igs honour people whos achievements "cannot or should not be reproduced".'

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