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Investigative Pathways: Patterns and Stages in the Careers of Experimental Scientists

Yale Medicine Magazine, 2004 - Summer


by the late Frederic Lawrence Holmes, Ph.D., former Avalon Professor of the History of Medicine (Yale University Press) Holmes, chair of the Section of the History of Medicine from 1979 to 2002, examines the careers of six pre-eminent scientists: Antoine-Laurent Lavoisier, Claude Bernard, Hans Krebs, Matthew Meselson, Franklin Stahl and Seymour Benzer. Holmes finds unifying themes as he explores the motivations for their research, how they asked questions and solved problems, and the breakthroughs they achieved.
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