Aussie doctor uncovers flawed WHO advice – while surfing

'A lot of this research was purely fabricated. It's a stunning thing', says Melbourne anaesthetist

It was while on his summer break, surfing and doing a bit of light journal reading, that Melbourne anaesthetist Professor Paul Myles came across a new WHO guideline that just didn’t seem right.

That holiday journal browse sparked a two-year investigation by Professor Myles that helped unearth “fabricated” studies and some shaky research underpinning a WHO guideline on administering high-dose oxygen during and after surgery.