Lucas M Bachmann*, Florian S Gutzwiller, Milo A Puhan, Johann Steurer, Claudia Steurer-Stey and Gerd Gigerenzer
Corresponding author: Lucas M Bachmann email@example.com
BMC Medicine 2007, 5:14 doi:10.1186/1741-7015-5-14
(2007-06-19 08:29) Heidelberg University (GP)
These results are especially surprising considering that the topics (COPD, infarction,
stroke, HIV/AIDS) are relatively well understood. I am constantly amazed that, e.g.
fellow doctors and allied health workers blame colds on cold weather.
Another example: research has repeatedly shown that wounds heal faster when moist,
yet I frequently hear nurses and doctors advise a 'dry dressing', and are appear satisfied
when wounds dry up.
There is clearly a body of 'knowledge' which is deeply ingrained in the subconscious
and resistant to revision by research findings!
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