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The practice of writing a ‘sponsored’ manuscript for a renowned scientist or physician
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For the publication of scientific review papers, documents were found describing Merck marketing employees developing plans for manuscripts, contracting with medical publishing companies to ghostwrite manuscripts, and recruiting external, academically affiliated investigators to be authors.
After 21st-century Cambridge historian Elizabeth Vogelsang drowns in a manner that does not suggest suicide, her son Cameron asks his mother's former protegee Lydia (who is also his former lover) to ghostwrite the end of Vogelsang's unfinished biography of Newton.
For example, last year I learned that it's OK to ghostwrite your CEO's blog, that communicators are fighting with lawyers over ethics policies, and that employees are more resistant than ever to internal change initiatives.
In the mid-1970s, Buckley--a "former" CIA operative trained in "deep cover" operations--was approached by Angleton and asked to ghostwrite a book on behalf of Golitsyn.
Then, on the day Charlotte Preston hires him to ghostwrite a biography of her late movie-star father, she's found dead.