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Aubrey Blumsohn: Academic who took on industry

BMJ 2009; 339 doi: (Published 15 December 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;339:b5293

Re: Re: Is there no place for integrity in academic medicine?

As pointed out by Gareth Penman, I was specifically dealing with John Stone's assertion "Dr Aubrey Blumsohn, has long since ceased to work: unemployable for that very reason". It is obvious that Blumsohn has not "ceased to work" given his current employment in Sheffield. The Oxford English Dictionary(sixth edition) defines the word 'unemployable' as not able to get paid employment because of a lack of skills or qualifications;clearly, that's not the case as to Blumsohn. Hence,there's no sound basis to question the accuracy of my view in relation to John Stone's said assertion.

However, I accept and apologise for the misquotation which Penman has highlighted but in view of the above explanation,such misquotation becomes otiose.

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12 January 2010
Jay Ilangaratne