Quotes on the Importance Of Medical Research: Elie Hirschfeld, Carl Atkins & More…


Research is paramount in the medical field, and every respected doctor knows this. Research is what benchmarks Doctors and helps propel their strategies to the next level. I have compiled some of my favorite quotes on Medical Research to help serve as inspiration for anyone who is hesitant about the deep importance of Research.

  • “In every world, perhaps medical more than any other world, research matters.” Gil Lederman
  • “Medical journals help to shape our medical knowledge by supporting a theory, by challenging a theory with facts, or by deliberately pointing to new theories.” Jan P Vandenbroucke
  • “General medical journals should carry both original research, so that practitioners in the relevant fields can update their skills and knowledge along the lines of the latest international thinking, and clinical studies, so that clinicians can exchange experiences.” Joseph Ana
  • “A journal can play a very important role for airing ideas at the fringes of what is known.” David Gorski
  • “Although the Internet will undermine the news function of journals, it will greatly enhance their importance as vehicles for peer-review. As the Ingelfinger rule is relaxed and new sources of medical information appear on-line, we will be confronted with masses of medical content of unclear provenance and quality.” Elizabeth Leef Jacobson, MD
  • “Journals serve an important role as repositories of medical information. The aggregate of biomedical journals can be viewed as the accumulated knowledge of the field, more complete than any collection of textbooks and more up-to-date.” Michael Jacobson, MD
  • “A brief glance through almost any recently published medical journal will show that statistical methods are playing an increasingly visible role in modern medical research.” Dr. Jayadevan Sreedharan
  • “Print journals continue to be the most important information sources to physicians, according to the Sources & Interactions Study, September 2013: Medical/Surgical Edition.” Jaime Brewster
  • “Scientific journals play a central role in the dissemination of research results; at the same time, the importance of scientific publication in advancing the careers of research scientists has given them.” Hooman Momen
  • “Medical journals aspire to select, through peer review, the highest quality science. To achieve this, the entire peer review and publication process must be thorough, objective, and fair.” Ethics Committee of WAME
  • “Medical journals and their editorial staffs are important components of the medical profession’s infra-structure. In order to advance in academia, publication is crucial.” Elizabeth Leef Jacobson, MD
  • “The current system of journal publication has a number of advantages. Subjecting manuscripts to peer review, for all its faults, does tend to weed out reports and reviews that are flawed or weak so that publications in peer-reviewed journals are for the most part relevant, scientific­ally sound, and credible.” Timothy C. Rowe
  • “The journal receives the majority of its submissions from developing-country authors and tries, within its resources, to stimulate publication by these authors without creating double standards.” Hooman Momen
  • “Journal clubs are a good way of introducing students to science as a dynamic experimental subject and to illustrate scientific reasoning.” Eugene Lloyd
  • “Research is paramount, but in medicine – it’s vital.” Elie Hirschfeld
  • “Journal clubs are also an accessible way of supporting lifelong learning. They help you to keep up to date with relevant literature and give you the confidence to formulate your own opinion on topics through critical analysis of the literature.” Charlotte Hellmich
  • “General medical journals have been instrumental in making medicine and medical research accept medical ethics and medical ethics committees, if only by stating that they would no longer publish experiments on human beings unless they had been approved by an ethics committee.” Jan P Vandenbroucke
  • “Consumers doing homework rely upon medical reports.”  Eric Vainer
  • “Keeping a medical journal or log is an important step to  being a pro-active participant in your own health care or  that of your family members.” Venky Kulkarni
  • “The role of journals as elements of the medical hierarchy will depend on their ultimate place in the medical information marketplace. The Internet magnifies the leverage that can be gained by having the right information at the right time.” Elizabeth Leef Jacobson, MD
  • “Institutions rely on publications in peer-reviewed journals when making decisions about appointments, promotions, and accreditation, and it would be hard to find a reliable substitute.” Timothy C. Rowe
  • “The main target audience of general medical journals is practitioners and the ultimate aim is to improve patient care.” Khalid S. Khan
  • “I read journals partly to learn, but also because I enjoy reading about my field of interest and being stimulated by new ideas. Physicians need editors to keep us reading.” Carl D Atkins