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Plagiarism in the BMJ

BMJ 1997; 314 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.314.7077.378 (Published 01 February 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;314:378

Author should have acknowledged his source

  1. Helen Vecht, Senior registrar in accident and emergencya
  1. a Poole Hospital NHS Trust, Poole BH15 2JB
  2. b Crossmaglen Health Centre, County Armagh BT35 9HD

    Editor–In his article on the inadequacy of language Liam Farrell plagiarises an idea without crediting it to its originators1: Douglas Adams and John Lloyd have provided a book of definitions of many place names, The Meaning of Liff.2

    “Droitwich” is defined as “A street dance. The two partners approach from opposite directions and try politely to get out of each …

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