Mathematicians in Medicine and Biology. Genetics before Mendel: Maupertuis and Réumur

  title={Mathematicians in Medicine and Biology. Genetics before Mendel: Maupertuis and R{\'e}umur},
  author={H. O. Lancaster},
  journal={Journal of Medical Biography},
  pages={84 - 89}
dates indicates that there is a full biographical entry in the Dictionary of Scientific Biography (New York: Charles Scribner, 1970-90), which has been abbreviated to DSB The aim of this article is to show how medical science (a part of biological science) did not develop altogether unaffected by work in the physical or mathematical sciences. It is often said that mathematical ideas have played little part in medical sciences and that the introduction of strict ideas on measurement into… Expand

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