A plagiarism detective himself, med-school dean plagiarizes speech

Dr. Philip Baker, dean of the University of Alberta medical school, has apologized for lifting passages from a speech delivered by another doctor in 2010 and later published in The New Yorker.

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Let’s hope the University of Alberta has good PR help. Last weekend, Dr. Philip Baker, head of the university’s medical school, got into some trouble.

The Edmonton Journal reports:

“Students publicly complained on the weekend about Dr. Philip Baker’s after-dinner speech to graduates Friday night. They said the speech lifted passages word-for-word from one given by Dr. Atul Gawande at Stanford University in 2010 and later published in The New Yorker.”

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