Some Critical Episodes in the Progress of Medical Innovation: An Anglo-American Perspective
AbstractThe central concern of this paper is to show that medical innovations have depended heavily on breaking down barriers that have long prevailed in the academic world, in the form of disciplinary boundaries that have coalesced into separate departments. In the longer run, this sharp distinction between Life Sciences and Physical Sciences may be the basis for excessively narrow and inappropriate policy recommendations. Some of the biggest breakthroughs in the Life Sciences came from the Physical Sciences.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research in its series Discussion Papers with number 08-008.
Date of creation: Nov 2008
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Life Sciences; Physical Sciences; Research; Medical Innovations; Policy Recommendations;
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