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PREFACE
Year : 2005  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 3-4
Second anniversary


The Editor, Mens Sana Monographs, Mumbai, India

Correspondence Address:
Ajai R Singh
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The Mens Sana Monographs was started in May 2003. It is two years since we set on this course. During this time, we have tried to set a comprehensive agenda for the monographs, tackling issues in mental health, science, religion and public health. An Annual which compiled the first six monographs was published in October 2004, and released at the Annual Indian Psychiatric Society West Zone Conference in Oct 2004. It was dedicated to the memory of Dr. L.P. Shah, whose untimely demise robbed us of a dynamic torchbearer of mental health in India.

In February 2005, we were allotted an ISSN number (ISSN 0973-1229). On March 15, 2005, we started the Mensanamonographs Group on the internet, which is an active discussion group tackling a wide array of topics. The Monograph: Resolution of the Polarisation of Ideologies and Approaches in Psychiatry (Nov 2004-Feb 2005) has been listed in JAMA , May 18, 2005, 293, p2417-2418, Books, Journals, New Media Received .

A large number of senior clinicians and researchers in India look to the Monographs with expectations of making a difference where it matters. This present monograph series, which is an Academia-Industry Symposium , intends to study in some detail the pros and cons of the wide connections which academic and research institutions have with pharmaceutical and other medical ancillary industry. There is a great hope in this connect, and an equal measure of concern. This series of four monographs (this is the second in the series) intend to reflect this hope and concern to all who have the long term interests of the medical profession at heart:

The Academia-Industry Symposium

The Eight Monograph: Medical Practice, Psychiatry And The Pharmaceutical Industry: And Ever The Trio Shall Meet-I: THE CONNECTION BETWEEN ACADEMIA AND INDUSTRY, Mens Sana Monographs , II-6, III-1 March-June, 2005.

The Ninth Monograph: Medical Practice, Psychiatry And The Pharmaceutical Industry: And Ever The Trio Shall Meet-II: PUBLIC WELFARE AGENDA OR CORPORATE RESEARCH AGENDA? Mens Sana Monographs , III-2, 3, July-October, 2005.

The Tenth Monograph: Medical Practice, Psychiatry, And The Pharmaceutical Industry: And Ever The Trio Shall Meet-III: GUIDELINES, EDITORS, AND THE BIOLOGICAL PARADIGM SHIFT, Mens Sana Monographs , III-4,5, November 2005 -February, 2006.

The Eleventh Monograph: Medical Practice, Psychiatry And The Pharmaceutical Industry: And Ever The Trio Shall Meet-IV: GIFTS AND SAMPLES, CMEs AND ICMJE REVISED GUIDELINES, Mens Sana Monographs , III-6, March-April, 2006.

Hope you enjoy reading them, and feel like remedying the situation.

Meanwhile, on this second anniversary, we rededicate ourselves to forwarding the conceptual foundations of the Mens Sana Monographs whose four pillars are The Middle Path , Comprehensivity , Eclecticism and Evidence.




 

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