Reflux, revolution, and the role of forgotten research...

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Reflux, revolution, and the role of forgotten research...

Postby pairOdime » Thu Feb 24, 2011 8:37 am
Reflux, revolution, and the role of forgotten research in medical paradigms
Edward S. Weiss (Meds 2012) Faculty reviewer: Dr. Paul Potter, Department of History of Medicine, UWO

A new theory is put forward that accounts not only for the previously established results, but also for the conflicting data that troubled the dominant paradigm, and while the new approach may not answer every remaining question, it does provide a direction for further research to follow.

What this paradigm shift serves to highlight is the role of forgotten research, the undercurrent of data supporting alternate etiological factors that were never incorporated into the dominant paradigm.
It's a paradigm shift
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Postby cheerleader » Thu Feb 24, 2011 8:47 am

Wonderful paper, thank you for finding, pairOdime -paradigm :)

As the debate over MS paradigms rages on, it is instructive
to analyze the situation at play and understand what it may
mean for medicine in general. Looking back on a century or
more of modern medicine, it is likely that at least some
answers to the pressing medical questions of our time have
already been found, but have been neglected amidst the
inevitable turmoil of shifting paradigms, ever-accumulating
data, and the cognitive dissonance stemming from overzealous
adherence to a particular set of ideas. Luckily, advances
in technology and increasing access to more and more
sources of historical research data have provided us with a
rich reservoir of science to review and learn from. Whatever
the final outcome of the MS debate, it is a foregone conclusion
that this will not be the last time forgotten research has
its last laugh.

Husband dx RRMS 3/07
dx dual jugular vein stenosis (CCSVI) 4/09
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Postby Cece » Thu Feb 24, 2011 9:31 am

Another great find by pair0dime. :)

I didn't know that the ulcer theory had its roots over 100 years ago, as does the vascular theory of MS.

I also like the calm, not-taking-sides tone of the article.
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Postby prairiegirl » Thu Feb 24, 2011 10:45 am

A great read, pairOdime-- thanks very much for posting!
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Postby thornyrose76 » Thu Feb 24, 2011 1:25 pm

A very good read!! :D
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