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Health information for the developing world: from desert to garden

BMJ 2001; 323 doi: (Published 14 July 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;323:0

BMA House, where the BMJ roosts, has seen some historic days, and one happened this week. Gro Harlem Brundtland, director general of the World Health Organization, came with senior executives from the six largest medical publishers to announce that the publishers will give those in the developing world access their material electronically for free or at very low cost (p 65). This, Dr Brundtland pointed out, is a benefit of globalisation. Those who have had no access to current health research can now have access …

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