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The TurnstoneA Doctor's Story$
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Geoffrey Dean

Print publication date: 2001

Print ISBN-13: 9780853237570

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: June 2013

DOI: 10.5949/UPO9781846314292

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Notebook and Shoe Leather Epidemiology

Notebook and Shoe Leather Epidemiology

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(p.174) Chapter 19 Notebook and Shoe Leather Epidemiology
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The Turnstone
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Liverpool University Press
DOI:10.5949/liverpool/9780853237570.003.0019

This chapter presents the author's account of how much of his research was the result of serendipity, ‘the faculty of making happy and unexpected discoveries by accident’. He describes his studies on multiple sclerosis; anencephaly and spina bifida; schizophrenia; the effects of alcohol abuse on physical and psychological health; and heart attacks and strokes.

Keywords:   serendipity, medical research, multiple sclerosis, anencephaly, spina bifida, schizophrenia, alcohol abuse, heart attacks, strokes

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