Heavyweight clash: Hickie vs Lancet

After a week of trading blows online and in the media, Professor Ian Hickie and Lancet editor Dr Richard Horton have provided their sides of the story to Australian Doctor.

Professor Hickie earlier claimed Dr Horton had “slurred” his reputation and defamed him, amid a row triggered by the journal’s publication of six letters criticising an earlier Lancet review co-authored by Professor Hickie.

The letters cast doubt over Professor