Psychiatrist admits plagiarism but denies dishonesty

BMJ 2008; 336 doi: (Published 19 June 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;336:1394
  1. Owen Dyer
  1. 1London

One of Britain’s best known psychiatrists, Raj Persaud, this week admitted several allegations of plagiarism before a General Medical Council panel in Manchester.

Dr Persaud won fame through frequent appearances on ITV’s This Morning with Richard and Judy in the 1990s. He later became a presenter on BBC Radio 4’s All in the Mind programme. He also contributed articles and book reviews to the BMJ from 1999 until 2005, when allegations of plagiarism first surfaced.

Two of the allegations against Dr Persaud concern articles submitted to the BMJ. A 2005 book review of The Man Who Shocked the World: The Life and Legacy of Stanley …

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