A Korean fertility researcher is suing a long-time critic of one of his past studies over an opinion piece the latter wrote for the March 15, 2007 issue of Ob. Gyn. News. The opinion piece, written by Bruce Flamm, clinical professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the University of California at Irvine, outlines events surrounding a controversial study coauthored by Kwang Yul Cha, chancellor of the medical school at Pochon CHA University in Korea. The study reported a higher success rate for in vitro fertilization in women who were prayed for compared to those who were not. In the piece, Flamm calls for the study's retraction from the Journal of Reproductive Medicine.Anthony Glassman, Cha's attorney, told The Scientist that his client sees a sentence in Flamm's article as false, defamatory and made with malice. That sentence reads: "This may be the first time in history that...
Daniel WirthRogerio LoboSecular Coalition for Americawritten extensivelyrespondedThe ScientistThe ScientistpaperFertility and SterilityFertility and SterilityLA TimesLA TimesretractedLA TimesThe ScientistretractJRMDavid FaigmanThe ScientistbookLegal Alchemy: The Use and Misuse of Science in the Lawmail@the-scientist.comOb. Gyn. Newshttp://www.obgynnews.com/article/PIIS0029743707702021/fulltextThe Scientisthttp://www.the-scientist.com/article/display/15149/The Scientisthttp://www.the-scientist.com/news/display/53166/Journal of Reproductive Medicinehttp://www.the-scientist.com/pubmed/11584476The Scientisthttp://www.the-scientist.com/article/display/22226/http://www.columbiapresbyterian.com/dxprofile.asp?ID=928http://www.secular.org/index.htmlJournal of Reproductive Medicinehttp://www.the-scientist.com/pubmed/15730180Journal of Reproductive Medicinehttp://www.the-scientist.com/pubmed/15603104Fertility and Sterilityhttp://www.the-scientist.com/pubmed/16359970The Scientisthttp://www.the-scientist.com/news/display/53275/The Scientisthttp://www.the-scientist.com/news/display/53170/http://www.uchastings.edu/?pid=726Legal alchemy: The use and misuse of science in the lawhttp://www.amazon.com/Legal-Alchemy-Use-Misuse-Science/dp/0716731436
Interested in reading more?
Become a Member of
Receive full access to more than 35 years of archives, as well as TS Digest, digital editions of The Scientist, feature stories, and much more!