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A Plea for Clinical Research

A Plea for Clinical Research SPECIAL MILLENNIUM ARTICLE ears ago Buckminster Fuller, the world- you can! The day of discovery with a ball of wax and a renowned architect and engineer, walked into our piece of string is not gone. We discovered a totally new Y office with 3 mason jars full of old batteries that disease, aquagenic urticaria, with little more than a his- he had collected for years from his hearing aid. He wanted tory and a wet towel to confirm it. We discovered a to- us to study what role the batteries might be playing in tally new disorder, painful piezogenic pedal papules, when his dermatitis. It was an awesome assignment from one a patient complained of sore feet. On close physical and of the world’s greatest minds. Here was the man who in- neurologic observation of him on the examining table, vented the geodesic dome, a man who anticipated the we could find nothing wrong, but when we asked him cagelike architecture of a whole class of molecules now to stand, we saw numerous papules appear. These proved known as fullerenes. We never discovered the role his bat- to be small hernias of fat, and they were responsible for teries http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png JAMA Dermatology American Medical Association

A Plea for Clinical Research

JAMA Dermatology , Volume 136 (1) – Jan 1, 2000

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Publisher
American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright 2000 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.
ISSN
2168-6068
eISSN
2168-6084
DOI
10.1001/archderm.136.1.88
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Abstract

SPECIAL MILLENNIUM ARTICLE ears ago Buckminster Fuller, the world- you can! The day of discovery with a ball of wax and a renowned architect and engineer, walked into our piece of string is not gone. We discovered a totally new Y office with 3 mason jars full of old batteries that disease, aquagenic urticaria, with little more than a his- he had collected for years from his hearing aid. He wanted tory and a wet towel to confirm it. We discovered a to- us to study what role the batteries might be playing in tally new disorder, painful piezogenic pedal papules, when his dermatitis. It was an awesome assignment from one a patient complained of sore feet. On close physical and of the world’s greatest minds. Here was the man who in- neurologic observation of him on the examining table, vented the geodesic dome, a man who anticipated the we could find nothing wrong, but when we asked him cagelike architecture of a whole class of molecules now to stand, we saw numerous papules appear. These proved known as fullerenes. We never discovered the role his bat- to be small hernias of fat, and they were responsible for teries

Journal

JAMA DermatologyAmerican Medical Association

Published: Jan 1, 2000

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