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Five futures for academic medicine

BMJ 2005; 331 doi: (Published 22 September 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;331:695

Specialised professional research system of “pure” medical science is needed

  1. Bruce Charlton, editor in chief, Medical Hypotheses (
  1. University of Newcastle upon Tyne, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 7RU

    EDITOR—Clark's discussion of the future of academic medicine is stimulating but misdirected.1 Medical science policy should aim primarily to enhance therapeutic progress and reverse the decline in major, clinically relevant “breakthroughs'” …

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