The Baltimore Case: A Trial of Politics, Science, and Character

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W. W. Norton & Company, 2000 - 509 sidor
"David Baltimore won the Nobel Prize in medicine in 1975. Known as a wunderkind in the field of immunology, he rose quickly through the ranks of the scientific community to become the president of the distinguished Rockefeller University. Less than a year and a half later, Baltimore resigned from his presidency, citing the personal toll of fighting a long battle over an allegedly fraudulent paper he had collaborated on in 1986 while at MIT. From the beginning, the Baltimore case provided a moveable feast for those eager to hold science more accountable to the public that subsidizes its research. Did Baltimore stonewall a legitimate government inquiry? Or was he the victim of witch hunters? The Baltimore Case tells the complete story of this complex affair, reminding us how important the issues of government oversight and scientific integrity have become in a culture in which increasingly complicated technology widens the divide between scientists and society. "
 

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The "Baltimore Case" sent shock waves through the scientific community. Did Nobel laureate David Baltimore collude to commit fraud? Or, was he the victim of a witch hunt? Kevles's book puts the matter to rest. (LJ 10/1/98) Läs hela recensionen

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A Beautiful Paper
19
Tough Customers
47
Assertions of Error
67
Misconduct in America
96
A Demand for Audit
118
A Perfect Object Lesson
135
A Moments Vindication
152
Baltimore v Dingell
173
Dr Healy1s Mantra
289
Justice Delayed
309
Matters of Judgment
327
Crossing the Experts
343
Final Verdicts
366
Glossary of Technical Terms
389
Glossary of Source Abbreviations
392
Endnotes
395

Fraud Story
198
Burden of Proof
222
Bad for Science
246
Rough Justice
266
Essay on Sources
487
Acknowledgments
491
Index
494
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Sida 4 - Daniel J. Kevles, The Physicists, The History of a Scientific Community in Modern America (New York: Alfred A.
Sida 15 - Science as something already in existence, already completed, is the most objective, impersonal thing that we humans know.

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Daniel J. Kevles, the Stanley Woodward Professor of History at Yale University, taught American history for many years at the California Institute of Technology. He has written extensively on the history of science and its relationship to American politics and society in the twentieth century. His works include The Physicists: The History of a Scientific Community in Modern America and In the Name of Eugenics: Genetics and the Uses of Human Heredity. He is a member of the American Philosophical Society and the Society of American Historians and is currently a Distinguished Lecturer of the Organization of American Historians.

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