STEPHEN HEYMSFIELD, M.D.; LINTON C. HOPKINS, M.D.; NANETTE K. WENGER, M.D.; JAMES F. GLENN, M.D., DEAN; CANDACE L. MIKLOZEK, M.D.
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To the editor: In response to the announcement by Harvard University that John R. Darsee, M.D., had fabricated research data while serving as a research fellow in the Harvard School of Medicine, we initiated an extensive investigation by both internal and external committees of Dr. Darsee's work at Emory University. This letter concerns the article on ophthalmoplegia and mitral valve prolapse (1).
Our recently concluded investigation was unable to identify all of the patients and the clinical data that formed the basis of this article. In view of our inability to verify Dr. Darsee's observations and the original data, as
HEYMSFIELD S, HOPKINS LC, WENGER NK, et al. Questions on the Validity of Papers on Mitral Valve Prolapse and on Cardiomyopathy. Ann Intern Med. 1983;99:275–276. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-99-2-275
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1983;99(2):275-276.
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