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"Scientism"

Kurt Stern, M.D.
JAMA. 1962;181(4):353. doi:10.1001/jama.1962.03050300073026.
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To the Editor:—  The editorial "Scientism: A New Blight" (JAMA180:155 [April 14] 1962) is to be commended for succinctly calling attention to some of the dangers associated with current methods of support for medical research. I believe that the majority of scientists and research workers would agree with the opinions expressed.However, there appears to be room for some additional comments concerning the cause, treatment, and prevention of the degenerative manifestations of "scientism" which threaten to jeopardize progress in medicine and biology as it depends on the fruits of properly motivated and effective research. I believe that the abuses of "scientism" are the direct and inevitable consequences of 3 deficiencies: (1) Lack of an adequate number of career positions available to competent investigators who wish to devote their undivided time and efforts to research; (2) scarcity of institutions providing continuous financial support for research, a factor which forces

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