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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?

I am glad that Gareth Penman has finally acknowledged that I was dealing with John Stone's "inaccurate use of the term unemployed" ,and I am "technically correct". As to why Dr Blumsohn is "no longer working in academia" is not a matter upon which I am obliged to speculate.Nor would it be proper or fair to comment upon such sensitive issue without a full and independent account of his both professional & personal circumstances.

I never suggested that it is improper to highlight a misquotation;in fact, I acknowledged the same and apologised.However,my misquotation does not take away John Stone's wrongful assertion that Dr Blumsohn is "unemployable".Given my clear and prompt apology, I maintain that the said misquotation remains otiose.

Competing interests:
Have written on this subject matter earlier.

Competing interests: No competing interests

29 January 2010
Jay Ilangaratne