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Making Medical Knowledge

Miriam Solomon


Consensus conferences, evidence-based medicine, translational medicine, and narrative medicine are among the most prominent new methods in medicine. This book explores their origins and aims, their epistemic strengths, and their epistemic weaknesses. The book argues that the familiar dichotomy between the art and the science of medicine is not adequate for understanding this methodological pluralism. The book begins by tracing the development of medical consensus conferences, from their beginning at the United States’ National Institutes of Health in 1977, to their widespread adoption in natio ... More

Keywords: consensus conference, evidence-based medicine, translational medicine, narrative medicine, methodological pluralism, social epistemology

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780198732617
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: June 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198732617.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Miriam Solomon, author
Temple University