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To take a historical example, Ignatz Semmelweis, a German-Hungarian physician, studied the high death rates in hospitals during childbirth. 29,31 Semmelweis thought the disease was caused by “odours” and this led him to suggest that physicians should wash their hands between patients and eliminate any smell using chlorine solution to prevent infection. In the month following the introduction of this practice, the mortality rate fell dramatically. Despite these convincing findings, Semmelweis was not lauded as a medical hero.
Eijkman’s findings led to the discovery of vitamins and he was awarded the Nobel Prize in recognition of his work. In 1906, the British biochemist Sir Frederick Hopkins showed that foods contained essential accessory factors. Hopkins fed rats on a diet of artificial milk, made from protein, fat, carbohydrates and mineral salts, and found that they did not grow. However, they grew rapidly when a little cow’s milk was added to the formula. He termed the missing factors, now known as vitamins, accessory substances.
Provided it has some novel features, a new drug is patentable, whereas a simple nutrient, such as vitamin C, cannot be patented. However, simple low cost treatments, which could put patented medicines out of business, threaten the profits of the pharmaceutical industry. To maximise profits from a drug, the company must influence both the medical organisations and the prescribing doctors. Many doctors would argue that this influence has been overstated: they see themselves as sophisticated professionals, far too perceptive to fall for drug company promotions.