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Campaign to revitalise academic medicine: Is the bubble due to burst for medical research funding?

BMJ 2004; 329 doi: (Published 29 July 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;329:294
  1. Bruce G Charlton, editor in chief (,
  2. Peter Andras, lecturer
  1. Medical Hypotheses
  2. School of Computing Science Henry Wellcome Building, School of Biology, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 7RU

    Editor—The campaign to revitalise academic medicine may well demand radical thinking.1 Many expect or hope for a continuation of the long term expansion of medical research funding, but consider the fate of physics.

    Physics was once the richest, most self confident, and most prestigious science. The first half of the 20th century was a golden age for its science, the time after the second world …

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