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In the highly praised Prize Fight, acclaimed author Morton Meyers pulls back the curtain to reveal the hidden side of scientific discovery, from the international scandal over who discovered the AIDS virus to the fiery dispute that raged for 30 years over the development of the MRI, and many other discoveries that profoundly impact our lives. Exploring cases closely guarded by the scientific community, from allegations of stolen authorship to lifelong struggles to gain recognition, Meyers shows us how too often brilliant minds are reduced to bitter conflicts and promising careers are cut short by disputes over authorship or fudged data. He also discusses ways in which the scientific community can better resolve conflicts over the attribution of credit and avoid the paralyzing disputes that too often interrupt the pursuit of scientific progress.Drawing on extensive research and a lifetime in the scientific community, Prize Fight is a dramatic look at how scientific integrity is often imperiled through the lens of some of the most notable discoveries in science.

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"In Prize Fight, Dr. Morton A. Meyers presents a comprehensive catalog of the inglorious behaviors provoked by this love of others." —The New York Times

About the Author

Morton A. Meyers, MD is Distinguished University Professor and emeritus chair of the Department of Radiology in the School of Medicine SUNY, Stony Brook. He is the author of the seminal textbook on abdominal radiology (now in its sixth edition) that has been translated into Spanish, Italian, Japanese, Chinese, and Portuguese editions and has worldwide sales total over 50,000, and is the founding editor in chief of the international journal Abdominal Imaging. He lives in Stonybrook, New York.

Table of Contents

Introduction

PART I

Chapter 1: Recognition, Reward, and Stolen Credit: A Universal Outrage

Chapter 2: The Art of Science

Chapter 3: Staking the Claim

Chapter 4: The Dark Side of Science

PART II

Chapter 5: "Drop Everything!"

Chapter 6: The Star Pupil

Chapter 7: Shock Wave in Academia

Chapter 8: "This Shameful Wrong Must Be Righted!"

Chapter 9: The Race Is On

Chapter 10: The Sound and the Fury

Chapter 11: Obsession

Chapter 12: Picking the Winner

Epilogue

Acknowledgments

Selected Bibliography

Product Details

ISBN:
9781137278425
Author:
Meyers, Morton
Publisher:
Palgrave MacMillan
Author:
Meyers, Morton A.
Author:
Meyers, Morton , MD
Author:
Morton Meyers, MD
Subject:
General science
Subject:
History
Subject:
History of Science-General
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
MacSci
Publication Date:
20131131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Includes 6 black-and-white illustrations
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
10 x 7 x 2 in

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