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- Michael J Taggart , university professor 1
- 1Institute of Cellular Medicine, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
The vigorous debate instigated by Dean about the ethics of private practice1 has set me pondering what seem to be a few incongruities.
As a university based academic scientist I receive no pay for any overtime work, of which there is plenty, and I am contractually obliged to seek permission from my current employer if I wish to undertake additional salaried employment. From …