Durham, N.C. (PRWEB) April 17, 2015
Over the years, scientific frauds have made its way to international headlines; from the Piltdown man hoax of the 20th century to more recent scandals like Hwang Woo-suk’s infamous stem cell research. The late Gordon K. Klintworth’s extensive career in the field of science and in the academe has exposed him to a number of questionable scientific practices, particularly in the area of research. These are the main subject of his posthumously released book, “Giants, Crooks and Jerks in Science” (published by Xlibris).
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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