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Prematurity and Uniqueness in Scientific Discovery
Here, Stent used Avery's discovery that DNA is genetic material and Watson and Crick's discovery of the DNA double
helix to pursue two questions respectively: What does it mean to say a discovery is premature? And, are scientific creations
any less unique than artistic creations?
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1972-12 (December 1972)
Stent, Gunther S.
Periodical: Stent, Gunther S. "Prematurity and Uniqueness in Scientific Discovery." Scientific American 227, 6 (December 1972):
84-93, 128. Article. 11 Images.
Reproduced with permission. Copyright 1972, by Scientific American, Inc. All rights reserved.
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Medical Subject Headings (MeSH):
History of Medicine
After the Discovery: The Transforming Principle's Reception by the Scientific Community
Box Number: 4
Folder Number: 7
Series: Commentary on Avery and His Work, 1944-2005