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Author Meyers, Morton A.

Title Prize fight : the race and the rivalry to be the first in science / Morton A . Meyers.

Imprint New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    174.95 MEY    Available
Edition 1st ed.
Description 262 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [253]-254) and index.
Summary "We often think of scientists as dispassionate and detached, nobly laboring without any expectation of reward. But scientific research is much more complicated and messy than this ideal, and scientists can be torn by jealousy, impelled by a need for recognition, and subject to human vulnerability and fallibility. In Prize Fight, Emeritus Chair at SUNY School of Medicine Morton Meyers pulls back the curtain to reveal the dark side of scientific discovery. From stolen authorship to fabricated results and elaborate hoaxes, he shows us how too often brilliant minds are reduced to petty jealousies and promising careers cut short by disputes over authorship or fudged data. Prize Fight is a dramatic look at some of the most notable discoveries in science in recent years, from the discovery of insulin, which led to decades of infighting and even violence, to why the 2003 Nobel Prize in Medicine exposed how often scientific objectivity is imperiled. "-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Research -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Scientists -- Psychology.
Scientists -- Professional relationships.
ISBN 9780230338906 (hardback)

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