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J Epidemiol Community Health. 2007 May; 61(5): 373.
PMCID: PMC2465704

Public health is an art, but it should also be a science

Learn to separate assumptions from hypotheses. Subjective beliefs dressed up as facts are as likely to be found among those who think of themselves as scientists as among the laity. Transparency, openness, and a willingness to listen to other views of the world go both ways.

Lowell Levin and JRA

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