2002-04-15

bad writing

Stacey showed me an article last night from the new england j.o. medicine that just boggled my (our) minds as to how incredibly BADLY written and organized it was. the data was presented totally haphazardly, no real conclusions were drawn or even insinuated… basically the entire article could have been MUCH more effectively been presented with two or three well-thought-out graphs and a caption or two. the text ran something like “5mg of medication X worked better than 10mg of medication Y, but 4mg/kg of medication B didn’t work for condition C. Procedure M combined with medication Q had no result, but medication O is currently under development.”