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UK psychiatrist suspended for plagiarism

One of Great Britain's most media savvy psychiatrists, who confessed to linkurl:plagiarizing;http://www.the-scientist.com/blog/display/54641/ other authors in articles he wrote in newspapers and medical journals, has been suspended from practicing psychiatry for three months. The UK's linkurl:General Medical Council;http://www.gmc-uk.org/ (GMC) suspended linkurl:Raj Persaud,;http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/7457091.stm a frequent commentator on British television and linkurl:radio shows,;http:

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One of Great Britain's most media savvy psychiatrists, who confessed to linkurl:plagiarizing;http://www.the-scientist.com/blog/display/54641/ other authors in articles he wrote in newspapers and medical journals, has been suspended from practicing psychiatry for three months. The UK's linkurl:General Medical Council;http://www.gmc-uk.org/ (GMC) suspended linkurl:Raj Persaud,;http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/7457091.stm a frequent commentator on British television and linkurl:radio shows,;http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/science/allinthemind.shtml after he admitted, to a GMC disciplinary panel, lifting words from other authors without proper attribution in 2004 and 2005. Persaud denied purposeful dishonesty. "At the time, given the stress I was under, given the deadlines and my other work, I thought I was adequately attributing work," Persaud told the panel. The GMC panel found that Persaud was guilty of plagiarism in a total of five articles, two of which he wrote for the __British Medical Journal__. linkurl:According;http://www.bmj.com/cgi/content/extract/336/7658/1394-c?etoc to the __BMJ__, the first was an August 2005 linkurl:review;http://www.bmj.com/cgi/content/extract/331/7512/356 of a linkurl:book;http://www.amazon.com/Man-Who-Shocked-World-Stanley/dp/0738203998 by University of Maryland social psychologist linkurl:Thomas Blass;http://www.stanleymilgram.com/blass/ that...

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