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