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Darsee affair 

RESEARCH ETHICS 

A data fabrication scandal caused by John R Darsee, a medical doctor, which dragged his mentors and coworkers at Emory and Harvard Universities into the mess, and resulted in the retraction of multiple research reports.

The scandal affected the departments of internal medicine and cardiology of both institutions. Among the casualties in the biomedical literature was a multicentre study on cardiovascular disease. The physician responsible began fabricating and manipulating data as a university undergraduate, and later generated multiple reports and abstracts at Emory University, and later at Harvard, in toto 116 publications between 1978 and 1982; many of these shared authorship with researchers of international stature, who were compelled to retract the papers once they became aware of the fraud.

References JAMA 1983; 249:1797-1807
JAMA 1983; 249:2867-2876  

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