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Internet server with targeted access would cure information deficiency in developing countries

BMJ 1997; 314 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.314.7085.980a (Published 29 March 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;314:980
  1. Ronald E LaPorte, Professor, on behalf of the Global Health Networka
  1. a Graduate School of Public Health, Department of Epidemiology, University of Pittsburgh, 5th Floor, 3460 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA

    Editor–The internet is reaching developing nations, and all major health journals and other journals are moving on to the internet. Soon full text articles will be available through the internet–at a price. The price is too high for developing countries. Moreover, journals are afraid that if their works are freely accessible their paid subscription base will dry up.

    There is a solution: an internet server with targeted access. Thus the BMJ could be made available exclusively to Uganda, Bolivia, and Peru. An agricultural, psychology, or chemistry …

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