DURHAM, N.C. (PRWEB) August 25, 2015
During his extensive career in the scientific field and academe, the late Gordon K. Klintworth was exposed to a number of questionable scientific practices particularly in research. He discusses this in depth in his book titled “Giants, Crooks and Jerks in Science” (published by Xlibris). This posthumous publication gives readers a glimpse into a side of the scientific community that is not known to many people.
Klintworth’s latest work is an exposé of what he described as “scientific misconducts” that persist in the science and academic world. It points out mistakes and the deliberate frauds that continue to exist throughout the years.
“The integrity of science depends on honesty, truth, and ethical behavior; and the major developments in science have advanced knowledge immensely and this information has helped mankind in numerous ways,” Klintworth said. “Unfortunately not all researchers adhere to these fundamental principles. Research misconduct has existed since the beginnings of science and remains prevalent today despite considerable efforts to abolish it.”
“Giants, Crooks and Jerks in Science” offers a rare, insider’s look into the limitations and lapses of the scientific community.
“Giants, Crooks and Jerks in Science”
By Gordon K. Klintworth
Hardcover | 6 x 9in | 702 pages | ISBN 9781499041989
Softcover | 6 x 9in | 702 pages | ISBN 9781499041972
E-Book | 702 pages | ISBN 9781499041996
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble
About the Author
Gordon K. Klintworth was a member of the faculty at Duke University and has served the university for more than 52 years. He was a professor of pathology and the Joseph A. C. research professor of ophthalmology. For 22 years, he was the director of research at the Duke Eye Center. He published more than 200 peer-reviewed papers in scientific publications. In addition he has authored or edited more than 87 books or book chapters. Klintworth served for more than 20 years on the Duke institutional review board, and for a decade he was the program director of a K12 clinician-scientist training grant supported by the National Eye Institute.
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