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‘Sinning against Science Itself’: Adolf Friedrich Nolde’s 1799 Code of Good Research Practice

Allan Gaw, Thomas Demant

Abstract


In 1799, Adolf Friedrich Nolde, a German physician and academician, wrote a set of eight rules for the study and evaluation of drugs. His eighth rule focuses on research misconduct and is an early warning of the corruption that such practices can cause in the scientific literature. In this paper, we offer the first English translation of Nolde’s rules and evaluate their significance, especially that of the eighth rule, in modern-day practice.


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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18550/ijhpm.0602

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