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Are we making asses out of racing horses in medicine?

Vijay Thawani

DOI: 10.20529/IJME.2005.036


This question was asked by a thinking medical faculty member (a rare breed!) in a national institution. As usual, the majority of medical teachers were too ‘busy’ and missed it. Of those who did read the newspaper report, a minuscule few dared to air their views on the subject. Some medical teachers whose neurons still had intact myelin sheaths reacted positively. But it did not register for the vast majority with atrophy from disuse.

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