Inquiry into doping case by Freiburg sports medicine institute reveals possible plagiarismBMJ 2011; 342 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.d1650 (Published 16 March 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;342:d1650
- Annette Tuffs
An independent committee looking into the alleged involvement of Freiburg University Sports Medicine Institute in doping professional cyclists has discovered a potential case of plagiarism.
The institute’s director, Hans-Hermann Dickhuth, is accused of copying from two medical theses in a postdoctoral thesis of his own needed for obtaining a professorship at German universities. Professor Dickhuth has taken voluntary leave, but his lawyer says that he is not guilty of plagiarism.
The matter was referred to the media …