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Consultant suspended for research fraud

BMJ 2000; 321 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.321.7274.1429 (Published 09 December 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;321:1429
  1. Annabel Ferriman
  1. BMJ

    A consultant surgeon in England was found guilty of serious professional misconduct last week for publishing fraudulent research results.

    Mr Anjan Kumar Banerjee, aged 41, of the Royal Halifax Infirmary, was suspended for a year by the General Medical Council for publishing an article in Gut in December 1990 that contained information which “was deliberately falsified.”

    “The outcome was that a wholly misleading article went into circulation,” said Mr Rodney Yates, chairman of the professional conduct committee.

    In addition to publishing a fraudulent article in Gut—a charge which the surgeon had denied—Mr …

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