Suspected plagiarism against Munich professor takes an amazing turn – knowledge

The board of directors of the Munich Institute for Forensic Medicine was suspected of copying his doctoral thesis. Now there are doubts about the authenticity of the alleged template. Did someone fake nearly 400 pages to harm a professor?


Hanno Charisius

What must have happened for someone to sit down and fabricate a book of almost 400 pages that looks like an anthology of papers from a scientific conference on a poison of the autumn crocus? Twelve contributions that read like specialist articles, but were possibly pieced together from other texts, paired with pages of literature lists with essays that actually dealt with the plant poison colchicine or similar substances. The whole thing with a preface said to have been written by Elena Ceau┼čescu, the wife of the Romanian dictator Nicolae Ceau┼čescu.

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