A practical manual for researchers wishing to define atopic eczema
Updated: November 1996
Converted for Web November 2002
Produced by Prof. Hywel C. Williams
Centre of Evidence Based Dermatology,
Queen's Medical Centre,
Nottingham NG7 2UH.
Tel: +115 924 9924 ext 43000
Fax: +115 970 9003
© Hywel C. Williams
"It is probably more exciting for an architect to design parabolic canopies or baroque façades than it is to calculate the size and shape of the concrete slab on which his building will rest. But theories of causation and therapeutic claims have no more chance of surviving than buildings if they are not built on secure foundations. Developing reliable diagnostic criteria may be as tedious as filling in muddy holes with concrete but both provide the foundation on which all else depends."
Professor R.E Kendell , 19751