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Letters The Gillberg affair

Profound ethical issues were smoothed over

BMJ 2007; 335 doi: (Published 27 September 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;335:629
  1. Aubrey Blumsohn, consultant
  1. Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Sheffield S5 7AU
  1. ablumsohn-3{at}

    The issue at the heart of the Gillberg affair concerns the relation between raw data and the representation of those data.1 That issue is central to most recent scandals that have damaged the scientific basis of medicine and the trust of patients. It also concerns the availability of raw data to journals, fellow scientists, consumers, those who claim to police matters of integrity in science, and even to authors themselves. In …

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