The bandwagon effect

@article{Rikkers2002TheBE,
  title={The bandwagon effect},
  author={Layton F. Rikkers},
  journal={Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery},
  year={2002},
  volume={6},
  pages={787-794}
}
  • L. Rikkers
  • Published 1 November 2002
  • Medicine
  • Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
ConclusionAlthough surgery has a glorious past that includes numerous seminal contributions to the medical sciences, at times progress has been and continues to be impeded by the bandwagon effect. Although many factors contribute to this phenomenon, the major obstacle that is sometimes in the pathway to truth is ourselves. The rigor of our clinical investigation has been less than it should be and our educational templates have overemphasized memorization of facts and creating clones of… 
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