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By David L. Lewis PhD

When Speaker Newt Gingrich greeted Dr. David Lewis in his workplace overlooking the nationwide Mall, he checked out Dr. Lewis and stated: “You know you’re going to be fired for this, don’t you?” “I know,” Dr. Lewis spoke back, “I simply wish to stick out of prison.” Gingrich had simply learn Dr. Lewis’s statement in Nature, titled “EPA technological know-how: Casualty of Election Politics.” 3 years later, and thirty years after Dr. Lewis all started operating at EPA, he used to be again in Washington to obtain a technological know-how success Award from Administrator Carol Browner for his moment article in Nature. by way of then, EPA had transferred Dr. Lewis to the college of Georgia to look forward to termination—the Agency’s basically scientist to ever be lead writer on papers released in Nature and Lancet.

The executive hires scientists to help its rules; hires them to help its company; and universities lease them to herald provides which are passed out to help executive rules and practices. firms facing medical integrity are designed in basic terms to weed out those that devote fraud in the back of the backs of the associations the place they paintings. the best probability of all is the practical corruption of the medical firm by way of the associations themselves. The technological know-how they bring about is frequently basically an phantasm, designed to lie to; and the scientists they damage to guard that phantasm are usually our greatest. This booklet is set either, starting with Dr. Lewis’s adventure, and finishing with the tale of Dr. Andrew Wakefield.

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The reason prophy grease has to be replenished is because it leaks out during use. But it’s not a constant flow. Usually, it builds up until a dark glob of lubricant pops out as the hygienist is polishing a tooth, and then it gets scrubbed down into bleeding tissue with abrasive paste. The reason it’s dark is because it’s laden with blood. In the Florida dental practice where the HIV outbreak occurred, every patient that walked through the door was playing Russian roulette with Dr. Acer, but didn’t know it.

In that study, microbiologists at Loma Linda’s School of Dentistry and the Retrovirus Clinic at Washington University’s School of Medicine participated in the research. All three reviewers recommended that it be published, but the editor-in-chief rejected it. He explained that our first paper was one of the most controversial the journal had ever published, and that this one would be even more controversial. I reformatted the paper and submitted it to The Lancet in London, while avoiding their editors in Washington, DC.

Somehow, we must find a way to prevent this illusion from supplanting the real science that is desperately needed to protect public health and the environment. It is up to us to ensure that future generations do not pay the price for the institutional research misconduct that has become such a large part of science during our generation. PRESIDENT DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER’S FAREWELL ADDRESS President Dwight D. Eisenhower on Scientific Research:1 A steadily increasing share is conducted for, by, or at the direction of the Federal government.

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