Normal Limits

"Chance is the very guide of life"

"In practical medicine the facts are far too few for them to enter into the calculus of probabilities... in applied medicine we are always concerned with the individual" -- S. D. Poisson

October 24, 2005

The Observer - Sue the Lancet!?

Nick Cohen suggests:
The editor of the Lancet is a more tempting target. Wakefield's original research was based on a sample of just 12 children, which was too small to be meaningful, as the Lancet ought to have known. Medical journals are not the richest of institutions, however, and it would probably take only a couple of thousand single jab bills to close the Lancet down.
via blacktriangle

Wakefield's "research" is largely responsible for an entire cohort of British children not receiving the MMR vaccine.

I prefer holding the editors responsible.

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