Melmon Resigns Stanford Chairmanship
Science. 1984 Jun 22; 224(4655): 1324.
The chairman of Stanford Medical School's department of medicine, Kenneth Melmon, has resigned his administrative position after receiving a letter of censure from Stanford president Donald Kennedy. A university ethics committee had found Melmon guilty of negligent scholarship after it was discovered that a textbook chapter authored by him contained unattributed material from a book he had earlier helped edit. Melmon maintained that permission to use the material and its proper attribution had been handled by his editor, but this later proved not to be the case. Stanford plans no further action in the matter, and Melmon will retain his professorship. (KIE abstract)