We had a problem in our pregnancy forum today – there were so many forum posts submitted so quickly that people didn’t get the chance to answer a post before it was buried underneath an avalanche of other questions. This left the people asking the questions quite frustrated.
A few hours later I was peer reviewing an article for the AJNR. I did a Medline search as part of a background check for my review. I found 30 pages of research articles. I was reading through their titles when, glazing over on page 28, I realized that a very similar study had already been conducted… in 1979.
It suddenly occurred to me that good questions (and good answers) can be buried by time. They say that history is doomed to repeat itself… the Internet is beginning to help me understand why that’s so.
What do you think?
This post originally appeared on Dr. Val’s blog at RevolutionHealth.com.