From Retraction Watch:
Attention Joachim Boldt: The 1990s are calling, and they want their papers back.
The Annals of Thoracic Surgery has retracted two papers from the early 1990s on which Boldt was the first author – bringing the retraction tally for the disgraced German anesthesiologist to 96, by our count. Both articles were found to contain manipulated data.
more about Boldt here: http://retractionwatch.com/?s=boldt
(the following material is from an earlier post I made on reddit concerning Joachim Boldt)
Dr. Jocahim Boldt has been quoted in WT literature as a bloodless expert.
The January 8, 2000 Awake magazine published an article "The Growing Demand for Bloodless Medicine and Surgery". This article has been quoted extensively by JWs as support for their "scientific" justification for refusing blood products.
A quote from that article that is familiar to most JWs and exJWs is this one:
“All those dealing with blood and caring for surgical patients have to consider bloodless surgery.”—Dr. Joachim Boldt, professor of anesthesiology, Ludwigshafen, Germany.
*to add - another quote from the Awake:
"What Some Doctors Say
‘Bloodless surgery is not only for Jehovah’s Witnesses but for all patients. I think that every doctor should be engaged in it.’—Dr. Joachim Boldt, professor of anesthesiology, Ludwigshafen, Germany."
Dr, Boldt has been exposed by the scientific community as a fraud.
"The withdrawal of almost 90 fraudulent studies by a German anaesthetist is one of the biggest medical research scandals of recent time. Jacqui Wise examines what happened and what lessons have been learnt Joachim Boldt was a prominent German anaesthetist with an international research reputation. He was regarded as a leading specialist in intravenous fluid management and was an advocate for the use of colloids, particularly hydroxyethyl starch solutions, to boost blood volume during surgery. However, a lengthy investigation has led to 88 out of the 102 studies that Boldt has published since 1999 being withdrawn from the medical literature. He has been found guilty of research misconduct, including failure to acquire ethical approval and fabrication of study data, and sacked from his position as professor at Klinikum Ludwigshafen, a large teaching hospital in Ludwigshafen, Germany, where he carried out his research. The retraction of such a large body of work has had far reaching effects on clinical practice, research oversight, and editorial policies."
The one place where Dr. Boldt's research has not been withdrawn is in the textbook "Basics of Blood Management". The textbook is co-authored by a JW doctor from Germany, Dr. Petra Seeber*. The textbook was published in 2012, after Boldt was exposed as a fraud.
*also see this thread here
Much of Dr. Joachim's Boldt's research concerned hydroxyethyl starch, a substance that has been promoted by the WT's HLC for use in "bloodless" methods. You can read more about that on this thread here: