Medicine And Books

Scientific Deception

BMJ 1996; 312 doi: (Published 16 March 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:716
  1. Stephen Lock

    Lesley Grayson British Library, £24.50, pp 120 ISBN 0 7123 0831 8

    Those who despair at Britain's lacklustre response to research fraud will be comforted by Lesley Grayson's overview. Almost everywhere, she shows, first reactions have been the same. Fraud doesn't exist, say the scientists, and anyway, exceptions are best managed by the scientific community itself. Even after both statements prove to be false such denial continues, and action has been taken only after tenacious pursuit by the media—and crucially also by powerful politicians (such as Congressman John …

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