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Wednesday, July 20, 2005

Importance of open access in developing countries

The July 19 issue of CMAJ includes a letter, Importance of open access for clinicians and researchers in developing countries, by Anant Bhan, a Fogarty International Fellow at the Joint Centre for Bioethics of the University of Toronto. Excerpt: "I am a South Asian physician pursuing graduate studies in a Canadian institution, and the online availability of the latest medical literature through my university's subscription has opened up a new world for me, helping me to improve the quality of my research and my understanding of the issues. I am already dreading the loss of this privilege when I return home".