Anyone who reads major scientific journals (1-4) or newspapers (5, 6) will be aware of the episode that has become widely known as the Darsee affair. In brief, Dr. John Darsee, a physician and investigator first at Emory University and then at Harvard University, published abstracts and papers subsequently judged by coauthors, collaborators, and faculty committees at the two schools to represent, at least in part, unverifiable data and conclusions. The events connected with the affair and their implications have been detailed elsewhere (4, 7). One valuable consequence has been the publishing of guidelines that should help all medical faculties
Responsibilities of Coauthorship. Ann Intern Med. ;99:266–267. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-99-2-266
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