Medicine: Fraud in a Harvard Lab

"Gifted" researcher is punished for faking data

"Dr. Darsee is clearly one of the most remarkable young men in American medicine. It is not extravagant to say that he became a legendary figure during his year as chief resident in medicine at Grady Memorial Hospital."

With that exuberant commendation, Cardiologist Paul Walter of Emory University endorsed the selection of his former colleague John Darsee for one of the biggest plums in academic medicine: an appointment to the Harvard Medical School faculty. Darsee's career to that point had been a nonstop flight from modest origins in...

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