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On the Kevin, MD blog, Dr. Wes notes the shift of medical research journals from clinical medicine to politics.

“Medical journals aren’t what they used to be. Just ten short years ago, medical journals were places to report scientific study, interesting cases or clinical updates and reviews. They were, for the most part, about science and discovery.

Now, there is a dramatic shift of scientific content in our journals to politics and policy.

No where is this more evident than the much-heralded and widely read New England Journal of Medicine. (The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) is not too far behind either.)”

If you’re a gun owner or libertarian in a medical profession, you’ve probably noticed it, too.

If some of the “research” bandied about in the guns as public health epidemic meme were subjected to any serious scrutiny, some of these researchers would be spoken in the same breath as Andrew Weil.