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September 9, 1974

Medical News

JAMA. 1974;229(11):1391-1410. doi:10.1001/jama.1974.03230490001001

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The Sloan-Kettering affair: Could it have happened anywhere  ?The July issue of Transplantation contained an article that enjoyed considerable pre-publication publicity.Entitled "Allogeneic transplantation of organ cultures without immunosuppression. An evaluation using adult mouse skin," the report was written by John L. Ninnemann, PhD, a research fellow, and Robert A. Good, MD, PhD, president and director of Sloan-Kettering Institute for Cancer Research in New York City.There had been a third author, but some time after March 26, William T. Summerlin, MD, asked the Williams & Wilkins Company to withdraw his name from the article, which delineated Dr. Ninnemann's failure to repeat Dr. Summerlin's original work.Dr. Summerlin, who had been a full member of the institute, acting chief of the Department of Cutaneous Biology and Medicine, and chief of Transplantation Immunology at Sloan-Kettering, is now on medical leave of absence, with full salary, for a period of up to

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