Patents, profit and the public good: the caseof a 19th-century artificial limb manufacturer.

@article{Lieffers2016PatentsPA,
  title={Patents, profit and the public good: the caseof a 19th-century artificial limb manufacturer.},
  author={Caroline Lieffers},
  journal={CMAJ : Canadian Medical Association journal = journal de l'Association medicale canadienne},
  year={2016}
}
© 2016 Joule Inc. or its licensors CMAJ 1 Médecins Sans Frontières recently expressed concern that patent provisions in the Trans-Pacific Partnership would make it harder for people to access affordable drugs.1 The challenge of balancing profit with the public good is a familiar one in the history of medicine. For example, the 1847 code of ethics of the American Medical Association (AMA) deemed it “derogatory to professional character ... for a physician to hold a patent for any surgical… CONTINUE READING
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