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This story is about how easily we are fooled as much as it is about Dr. Macchiarini. It wasn’t only patients he took in. Whether we think about his former fiancée or the prestigious medical institutions who supported and proclaimed him, the reasons for self-deception were not lack of experience or ignorance. And notice that four whistleblowing physicians were punished for their integrity. Reading this Guardian article from September 1, 2017 will provide good food for thought. See also Thomas Mann’s Felix Krull, Confidence Man.

The Guardian, September 1, 2017.