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Japan Medicine Science

A New Record For Scientific Retractions? 84

Posted by timothy
from the my-study-on-this-record-is-forthcoming dept.
sciencehabit writes "An investigating committee in Japan has concluded that a Japanese anesthesiologist, Yoshitaka Fujii, fabricated a whopping 172 papers over the past 19 years. Among other problems, the panel, set up by the Japanese Society of Anesthesiologists, could find no records of patients and no evidence medication was ever administered. 'It is as if someone sat at a desk and wrote a novel about a research idea,' the committee wrote in a 29 June summary report."
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A New Record For Scientific Retractions?

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  • Not the First Time (Score:4, Informative)

    by Quantum_Infinity (2038086) on Tuesday July 03, 2012 @09:54AM (#40527037)
    During World War II, Americans were very keen and excited to get their hands on scientific data from the Japanese after nuking them, especially all the data from human experiments which were not feasible in US. When they got the data, they realized most of it was non-sense. They had been randomly doing experiments on humans without any clear hypothesis or theory and most of the data did not make much sense.

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