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Medical reasoning : the nature and use of medical knowledge /
Erwin B. Montgomery, Jr., MD (Medical Director, Greenville Neuromodulation Center, Greenville, Pennsylvania, United States, Professor of Neurology, Department of Medicine, Michael G. Degroote School of Medicine at McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada).
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New York, NY, United States of America : Oxford University Press, [2019]
description
xxxix, 349 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
ISBN
0190912928, 9780190912925
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New York, NY, United States of America : Oxford University Press, [2019]
isbn
0190912928
9780190912925
contents note
What are we to make of reasoning in modern medicine? -- Epistemic challenges and the necessary epistemic responses -- Medical epistemology : the issues -- Deduction, induction, and abduction : the basics -- Evolution of medical reasoning -- Variability versus diversity in variety : the epistemic conundrum and responses -- The meaninglessness of the mean -- The value of statistical and logical thinking -- The centrality and origins of hypotheses -- Necessary presuppositions : the metaphysics -- The false notion of intention, choice, and inhibition -- The role of metaphor -- Dynamics -- Medical science versus medical technology -- Irreproducibility in biomedical science -- Medical solipsism -- Critique of practical and clinical medical reasoning -- A calling to be better than ourselves.
catalogue key
12204153
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.

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