“Multiple retractions as brazen plagiarist victimizes orthopedics literature” says the headline today in the Retraction Watch blog, which gives lots and lots of juicy details:
The author, Bernardino Saccomanni, of Gabriele D’ Annunzio University, in Chieti Scalo, Italy—across the boot and up a bit from Rome—appears to have lifted significant amounts of text in several articles….
“Plagiarize!” sings Tom Lehrer in his (probably) original song called “Lobachevsky”, which is about a mathematician — “Nicholas Ivanovich Lobachevsky was his name” — and about plagiarism. Here’s a recording:
BONUS: Ed Rothstein muses about Lobachevsky and other mathematicians who have been accused of plagiarizing peers.