Baltimore, David. "Baltimore Declares O'Toole Mistaken," Nature 351 (30 May 1991), pp.

 

Baltimore, David. "Baltimore Declares O'Toole Mistaken," Nature 351 (30 May 1991), pp.
341-343.

Baltimore has read O'Toole's "record of Events" and has found them wanting. He strongly
objects to her interpretations. He may have apologized but he is not going to let her get away
with painting him as anything but a man who was blinded in loyalty to a colleague.

He particularly takes issue with O'Toole's most damming charge: that Imanishi-Kari admitted to
him and to Eisen that the experiments had not been done back in 1986. O'Toole was quite clear:
Imanishi-Kari "admitted that a large series of the published experiments had not been
performed." Baltimore puts it this way: "It is simply not true. that any large series of experiments
had not been performed. Perhaps this overly broad reference is to the fact that the Table 2
ideotype type experiments were not done on the particular hydridomas indicated, but were
performed on other hybridomas. This has already been the subject of a published correction."(p.
392)

Baltimore adds that the issue of non-performance never came up at Dr. Eisen's hearings and he
cites Dr. Eisen's testimony before Congress as evidence.

O'Toole, Baltimore feels, is slandering him when she insists that she has been disparaged by
Baltimore. He notes that she fails to provide a single reference to him as slandering her. He
insists he has made no disparaging remarks about her.