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Tomorrow's cures today? : how to reform the health research system

Author: Donald R Forsdyke
Publisher: Amsterdam : Harwood Academic, c 2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Discussing laws in the current research funding decision process, this fascinating work will be an invaluable tool to researchers and health care workers as well as to anyone interested in current trends in this area, including patients.
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Genre/Form: Popular Works
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Donald R Forsdyke
ISBN: 9789057026034 9057026031
OCLC Number: 47522115
Description: xviii, 168 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Machine generated contents note: Prefaceix --
Acknowledgmentsxv --
About the Authorxvii --
1 The Credulity of Kings: How Research Is Marketed1 --
2 The Slaughter of the Innocents: Diphtheria9 --
3 On Giraffes and Peer Review: How We Got into this Mess17 --
4 The Origins of the Clonal Selection Theory of Immunity: --
A Case Study for Evaluation in Science25 --
5 Huxley and the Philosopher's Wife: Another Case History in Evaluation in Science35 --
6 Alas, We Are No Longer at School! Teacher Review and Peer Review Are Different55 --
7 Damage-Limitation or Superelitism? The Case for a Sliding Scale of Funding65 --
8 Promise or Performance as the Basis for Distribution of Research Funds71 --
9 A Systems Analyst with AIDS asks about the Research Funding System83 --
10 How a Systems Analyst with AIDS would Reform Research Funding91 --
11 Not Cricket99 --
12 Pavlovian Effects111 --
13 Partnership with the Drug Industry?123 --
14 Prospects for Reform?131 --
References139 --
Index157.
Responsibility: Donald R. Forsdyke.
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Discussing laws in the current research funding decision process, this fascinating work will be an invaluable tool to researchers and health care workers as well as to anyone interested in current trends in this area, including patients.

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