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Professor faces inquiry into allegations of fraud

BMJ 2002; 324 doi: (Published 27 April 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;324:997
  1. Christopher Zinn
  1. Sydney

    One of Australia's leading medical researchers and transplant specialists is facing a new independent inquiry into public allegations of scientific fraud and misconduct raised by three hospital colleagues.

    The grievances were aired on Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) radio's Science Show after Professor Bruce Hall was accused of abusive behaviour, misappropriating research funds, and misconduct in scientific reporting.

    The claims are the most sensational to be levelled at a prominent medical person in Australia since Dr William McBride, who helped uncover the ill effects of thalidomide, was found guilty of scientific fraud a decade ago after another investigative programme by ABC radio.

    Professor Hall of …

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