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Academic medicine: who is it for?

BMJ 2005; 330 doi: (Published 10 February 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;330:362

Medical profession needs to care about academic medicine and promote it

  1. Hanamaraddi T Gangal, practising surgeon (
  1. Hubli, 580021, Ka, India

EDITOR—The medical profession and society are at loggerheads because they mistrust each other as a result of increasing adverse effects from the concepts, drugs, and amenities advocated and promoted by business oriented biotechnologies and industry; these promotions have been blindly used and accepted by the serving profession for various reasons, including financial gains. This has led to the BMJ's long overdue …

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