An invitation to imagine a world where complete accounts of research are always published

“He rose at dawn, fired with hope,
Shot o’er the harbour-bar,
He reach’d the ship, caught the rope,
And whistled to the morning star”*

When you were young you had appendicitis. Clinicians cared for you, but the research they used was lacking. It involved “thinking badly or not thinking at all” (Greenwood, 1932).

“Then twilight came, and the evening bell”*

When you were old, you had Alzheimer's. Clinicians cared for you, but the research they used was still lacking. It was often incomplete (Jones et al, 2016).

Clinicians’ and patients’ wishes that complete accounts of research can be used, matter.

*Alfred Tennyson

Emma Jones Health Sciences

 

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