False Prophets: Fraud and Error in Science and Medicine

False Prophets Fraud and Error in Science and Medicine It s naive to expect that the dishonesty that permeates many fields of human endeavor should be conspicuously absent in the realm of science In fact scientific breaches of ethics abound covering a f

  • Title: False Prophets: Fraud and Error in Science and Medicine
  • Author: Alexander Kohn
  • ISBN: 9780631146858
  • Page: 157
  • Format: Hardcover
  • It s naive to expect that the dishonesty that permeates many fields of human endeavor should be conspicuously absent in the realm of science In fact, scientific breaches of ethics abound, covering a full spectrum of misconduct ranging from faulty research to outright fraud In this book, a respected virologist places the scientific community under the microscope, probingIt s naive to expect that the dishonesty that permeates many fields of human endeavor should be conspicuously absent in the realm of science In fact, scientific breaches of ethics abound, covering a full spectrum of misconduct ranging from faulty research to outright fraud In this book, a respected virologist places the scientific community under the microscope, probing the repercussions of various aspects of misconduct, including forgeries, plagiarism overzealous grantsmanship Professor Kohn chronicles some famous frauds unearths several lesser known incidents buried in the annals of science, medicine, history, archeology psychology He explores the motives for these deceptions examines the conditions that allow encourage fraud This revised edition includes new information on the AIDS race.

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    1. This book amounts to a sociological history of fraud in the physical sciences, its methods and motives, ranging from the early Enlightenment to modern times and including such notables as Newton and Mendel. I picked it up at the Amaryth Bookstore on Davis Street in Evanston, IL.

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