Evidence of Photo Manipulation in a Delusional Parasitosis Paper

  title={Evidence of Photo Manipulation in a Delusional Parasitosis Paper},
  author={M. Shelomi},
  booktitle={The Journal of parasitology},
  • M. Shelomi
  • Published in The Journal of parasitology 2013
  • Medicine
Abstract: In 2004, an article in the Journal of the New York Entomological Society claimed that individuals with delusory parasitosis actually suffer from collembola infestations. The article has been critiqued for poor methodology and results that contradict all knowledge about collembolans. Less easily accounted for has been a figure in the article purporting to show a collembolan in a skin scraping. The image appears to have been altered using photo manipulation software to an unacceptable… Expand
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