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Being the Ghost in the Machine: A Medical Ghostwriter's Personal View

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    Affiliation: Biologist, Fernbank Science Center, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

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  • Published: August 09, 2011
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1001071
  • Published in PLOS Medicine

About the Author

Linda Logdberg
Biologist, Fernbank Science Center, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: linda.logdberg@gmail.com

Competing Interests

LL worked full- or part-time as a medical writer and was paid by medical communications companies from 1991 until 2006. Most of this work was under contract with pharmaceutical, biomedical, or medical device companies. She is presently employed as a high school science teacher and does not have any financial links to pharmaceutical, biomedical, or device manufacturers.

Author Contributions

Wrote the first draft of the manuscript: LL. Contributed to the writing of the manuscript: LL. ICMJE criteria for authorship read and met: LL. Agree with manuscript’s results and conclusions: LL.