“… every age should profit by the experience of the preceding ones; but without a record of what has been accomplished each investigator (or clinician) commences a new series of trials (or treatment modalities), and wanders over the same ground in search of truths (or outcomes) which have long been discovered; or adopt theories (or practices) that have been long ago discarded.”* (Note: present author's inserts in italics) *Patrick JJR. The first period in the history of dentistry. Dent Rev 1889: 3: 426–437.