Prize Fight: The Race and the Rivalry to be the First in Science (MacSci)

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In the highly praised Prize Fight, acclaimed author Morton Meyers pulls back the curtain to reveal the hidden side of scientific discovery, from the international scandal over who discovered the AIDS virus to the fiery dispute that raged for 30 years over the development of the MRI, and many other discoveries that profoundly impact our lives. Exploring cases closely guarded by the scientific community, from allegations of stolen authorship to lifelong struggles to gain recognition, Meyers shows us how too often brilliant minds are reduced to bitter conflicts and promising careers are cut short by disputes over authorship or fudged data. He also discusses ways in which the scientific community can better resolve conflicts over the attribution of credit and avoid the paralyzing disputes that too often interrupt the pursuit of scientific progress.Drawing on extensive research and a lifetime in the scientific community, Prize Fight is a dramatic look at how scientific integrity is often imperiled through the lens of some of the most notable discoveries in science.

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Morton A. Meyers, MD is Distinguished University Professor and emeritus chair of the Department of Radiology in the School of Medicine SUNY, Stony Brook. He is the author of the seminal textbook on abdominal radiology (now in its sixth edition) that has been translated into Spanish, Italian, Japanese, Chinese, and Portuguese editions and has worldwide sales total over 50,000, and is the founding editor in chief of the international journal Abdominal Imaging. He lives in Stonybrook, New York.

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“Meyers' perceptive book will engage readers interested in the ethics and emotions of scientific research.” ―Booklist

“The first book to examine the prevalence of disputes over recognition and reward in modern science.” ―Robert Root-Bernstein, author of Spark of Genius

“Meyers brings personal knowledge of one of medicine's longest running feuds to illuminate an area of science that often seems more dominated by the politics of power than by the excitement of discovery.” ―Sharon McGrayne, author of The Theory That Would Not Die

“This well-written book includes a series of eye-opening case studies of acrimonious conflicts over credit for scientific discoveries.” ―James E. Till, Albert Lasker Award winner for the codiscovery of stem cells

“A thought-provoking examination of the political side of high-stakes science.” ―Kirkus Reviews

“Scientists behave very badly indeed in this bracing polemic about endemic theft, fraud, and greed in the hallowed halls of science.” ―John Seabrook, New Yorker staff writer and author of Flash of Genius

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