A note from history: scarcely remembered inventors of new terms in clinical and laboratory science.

@article{Hajdu2008ANF,
  title={A note from history: scarcely remembered inventors of new terms in clinical and laboratory science.},
  author={Steven I. Hajdu},
  journal={Annals of clinical and laboratory science},
  year={2008},
  volume={38 2},
  pages={
          174-6
        }
}
It is true, as often said, that history is an unfolding of unique events. This is perhaps more true in the sciences than in any other field. Furthermore, in medicine, it seems that discoveries follow each other in an aberrant and unpredictable fashion. With attention to the subject matter–inventors of terms in laboratory medicine–reviewed in this article, readers may be surprised that 7 of the 17 scientists who invented permanently irreplaceable medical laboratory terms were non-physicians, and… CONTINUE READING

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