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British Medical Journal back issues
Postgraduate medical education in South Asia: time to move on from the postcolonial era.(Editorials)
April 3, 2004... Undergraduate and postgraduate education increased rapidly in the post-independence era in South Asia--except for Bhutan and the Maldives, which do not have medical schools. Now in India alone, 136 medical schools admit more than 6000 trainees into postgraduate programmes. (1) ...
Marketing of medicines in India: informing, influencing, or inducing?(Editorials)(Editorial)
April 3, 2004... India has a large pharmaceutical industry. A major expansion started in the early 1970s when the Indian government took two fateful decisions: Firstly, it decided to permit domestic manufacturers to produce generic versions of patented molecules without permission from overseas...
Is there hope for South Asia? Yes, if we can replicate the models of Kerala and Sri Lanka.(Editorials)
April 3, 2004... Two years turned the Indian subcontinent into South Asia. Between 14 August 1947 and 4 February 1948, India, Pakistan (its eastern part would later become Bangladesh), and Sri Lanka all gained independence from the British Empire. Amid the optimism of independence, the new states were...
Towards a global social contract.(Editor's choice)(Editorial)
April 3, 2004... In South Asia, which contains a quarter of the world's population, half the population live below the poverty line. Some 34% of the world's child deaths occur in the region, which has almost two thirds of the global burden of malnutrition. Of the nearly 4 million child deaths a year over...
Half of wrist ganglions resolve spontaneously.(POEM *)(Brief Article)
April 3, 2004... Question What is the clinical course of ganglion cysts of the wrist? Synopsis Although ganglion cysts of the palmar wrist are quite common, the evidence base to guide treatment decisions is limited. We know that aspiration plus steroid infiltration yields no better results than...