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University drops case against Croatian academic accused of plagiarism

BMJ 2007; 335 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39392.474711.4E (Published 15 November 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;335:1014
  1. Zosia Kmietowicz
  1. London

    A senior Croatian academic and obstetrician has escaped punishment over allegations of plagiarism in his published work by Zagreb University's “court of honour” because the alleged offences took place some years ago and he retired in August.

    The allegations against Asim Kurjak were originally made in the BMJ by Iain Chalmers of the James Lind Library in Oxford last year (2006;333:594-6 doi: 10.1136/bmj.38968.611296.F7).

    In the late 1980s Dr Chalmers noticed …

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