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Letters Boldt: the great pretender

Coauthors must take some responsibility

BMJ 2013; 346 doi: (Published 16 April 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;346:f2246
  1. Wei Huang, intensivist1
  1. 1First Hospital of Dalian Medical University, Dalian City, Liao Ning Province, People’s Republic of China
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The article on the German anaesthetist Joachim Boldt, whose faked works greatly influenced the field of anaethesiology and critical care medicine, suggests that Boldt was motivated by a greedy desire for self aggrandisement.1 But what of his many coauthors, including international partners …

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