Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: Thomas Southwell’s abridgement

  • Weighing medical evidence on a historical scale

    Philip Wilson Pennsylvania, United States   In 1992, a clinical discipline emerged under the name Evidence-based Medicine (EBM). Now well-known, EBM refers to the “conscientious, explicit, and judicious use of current best evidence in making decisions about the care of individual patients” (Sackett). Clinical expertise is combined with newly supported biomedical evidence obtained through systematic…