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Medical students cheated in the past too

BMJ 1995; 311 doi: (Published 15 July 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;311:194
  1. Ruth Richardson
  1. Wellcome research fellow in the history of medicine Department of Anatomy and Developmental Biology, University College, London WC1E 6BT

    EDITOR,--Frank J Leavitt describes his soul searching when deciding to mark down a medical student guilty of plagiarism.1 The comforting thought had arisen that the student had wanted to have some means of escape from medicine, which may indeed have been so. An entry dated 27 October 1883 …

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