Psychiatrist admits plagiarism but denies dishonesty

Dyer, Owen
June 2008
BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition);6/21/2008, Vol. 336 Issue 7658, p1394
Academic Journal
The author reports that psychiatrist Raj Persaud has admitted to committing plagiarism. Articles which Persaud has been accused of plagiarizing are mentioned, including one rejected for publication by the magazine "BMJ: British Medical Journal" in December 2005. According to the article, both works in question contained passages written by Thomas Blass, a professor at the University of Maryland. According to the article, Persaud originally blamed editors for the plagiarism, claiming that they removed information which credited Blass for information in the article.


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