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To the Editor.—
Mea culpa? As I read of "Autoplagiarism" by Vaisrub (239:437, 1978), I thought of my numerous letters to the editors of JAMA and the New England Journal of Medicine. Since basically I must confess I am constantly looking for errors of omission and commission, is it possible that I am using similar concepts to challenge similar content in articles? But how alert is every editorial office to the issue I raise? And, fundamentally, should they object if, in fact, a new author has made the same or a similar error as a previous author whom I have already challenged with a letter?In no way will I feel guilty of "thievery" since there are all too few in the United States who are taking the time to read medical journals and write a critique when necessary. If Relman (N Engl J Med 297:724, 1977) or Vaisrub wish
Coodley A. Autoplagiarism. JAMA. 1978;239(21):2240. doi:10.1001/jama.1978.03280480032009
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