Trading in livesBMJ 2008; 337 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.a2326 (Published 30 October 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;337:a2326
- Khalid Ali, senior lecturer in geriatrics
- 1Brighton and Sussex Medical School
The principle of medicine is to save lives, and doctors are the missionaries of health, but do these ideals always hold true? The Market: A Tale of Trade shows that in this age of global capitalism, saving lives can be a commodity for sale in the black market.
The film is set in the mid-90s in a rural part of eastern Turkey. Mirham is a small town entrepreneur, played by Tayanç Ayaydin, who is always searching for ways to make …