In the history of science, it is difficult to think of any activity that was traditionally carried out by empirical methods, an activity such as agriculture on weather forecasting, in which when it was introduced, the scientific method has not proved far superior. It is difficult to believe that it will not prove equally so in medicine. The most immediate benefit might result from test reduction, as there is much evidence that all of us tend to ask for unnecessary numbers of tests.

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