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Books, Journals, New Media
April 14, 2004


Author Affiliations

Books, Journals, New Media Section Editor: Harriet S. Meyer, MD, Contributing Editor, JAMA; David H. Morse, MS, University of Southern California, Norris Medical Library, Journal Review Editor.

JAMA. 2004;291(14):1776-1777. doi:10.1001/jama.291.14.1776

Dr Sheldon Krimsky's new publication adds voice to two other recent books1,2 that examine the commercialization of academia. Krimsky's premise is that academia is fundamentally altered by increasing partnerships with the private sector. This premise is not new and is one that he has been addressing for more than 20 years. However, with this compilation of case histories, data, and analyses, Krimsky has clarified what is at stake in a way that warrants our attention.

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