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Paul Ingraham ARCHIVEDMicroblog posts are archived and rarely updated. In contrast, most long-form articles on PainScience.com are updated regularly over the years.

Science sez digital rectal exams are a bad idea for routine prostate screening. There is “considerable lack of evidence supporting its efficacy.”

So much of medicine has been based on tradition, authority, and what “makes sense,” and so much of that has turned out to be wrong. Segue to musculoskeletal medicine…

Orthopedic surgeries are among best examples of this phenomenon, where one “popular” procedure after another is being proven ineffective, now that they are actually being properly tested. See Surgery, The Ultimate Placebo, by Ian Harris.

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