Letters Boldt: the great pretender

We need a culture change

BMJ 2013; 346 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f2283 (Published 16 April 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;346:f2283
  1. Peter T Wilmshurst, cardiologist
  1. 1University Hospital of North Staffordshire, Shrewsbury
  1. peter.wilmshurst{at}tiscali.co.uk

Joachim Boldt is one in a long line of doctors who have published large numbers of fraudulent research papers.1 It is a mistake to view this simply as an individual’s dishonesty rather than to question the culture that led to and permitted it.

I have investigated and reported many other cases of doctors committing large scale research …

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