A truly bizarre turn of events. A medical researcher independently re-discovers the trapezoidal rule (the foundation for all integration, generally taught either in pre-calculus or at the start of 2nd-semester high school calculus… or both). He names it after himself, writes a paper, gets it peer-reviewed and published, and gets 75 citations. In his abstract, he notes that his method is more precise than other widely-used methods… as the linked article notes, you have to wonder what methods those are!
My first thought was that the paper must be about some unusual variant which merited individual discussion, but browsing through the comments posted in reply (and following links from there) leads me to believe that it’s actually exactly what it looks like. Of course, final judgement would have to be reserved for those who have actually read the full paper, instead of just the abstract… about which I note that a reply was entitled simply “Tai’s Model is the Trapezoidal Rule.”
I’ll bet Tai has a really nice stamp collection though.