Historical perspective. Ernest Amory Codman, 1869-1940. A pioneer of evidence-based medicine: the end result idea.

S. C. Kaska*, James Neil Weinstein

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Unappreciated during his career and largely uncelebrated today, Ernest A. Codman made profound contributions to medical practice and outcomes research. The origin of the present emphasis on evidence-based medicine began with Codman and his "end result" idea. Codman's ideas, courage, and persistence played a critical role in the transition from the 19th century artisan style of medical practice to the current scientific basis of medicine. This historical perspective is a tribute to Codman's contributions to medical science and highlights his remarkable career.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)629-633
Number of pages5
JournalSpine
Volume23
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 1998

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Clinical Neurology

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