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What you see is not what you get
In some chronic or variable conditions, a child can seem to respond to a medicine which, in trial conditions, makes no meaningful improvement. These ‘responders’ are continued on the therapy as ‘it works for them’. There is a concrete reality which crashes against the ‘evidence’ and our eyes link to our hearts more strongly than a serpiginously written paper does. …
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