Happy Accidents: Serendipity in Major Medical Breakthroughs in the Twentieth Century

Happy Accidents: Serendipity in Major Medical Breakthroughs in the Twentieth Century

Morton A. Meyers


A fascinating and hugely available examine the awesome position serendipity has performed in probably the most vital scientific discoveries within the 20th century.

Happy Accidents is an engaging, exciting, and hugely available examine the extraordinary function serendipity has performed in one of the most vital clinical discoveries within the 20th century. What do penicillin, chemotherapy medicinal drugs, X-rays, Valium, the Pap smear, and Viagra have in universal? They have been every one chanced on by chance, stumbled upon within the look for whatever else. within the Nineties, Pfizer had excessive hopes for a brand new drug that may enhance blood circulation to the guts. As they carried out trials on angina victims, researchers famous a startling impact: whereas the drug didn't have an effect on blood move to the center, it did have an effect on blood circulate in different places! Now over six million American males have taken Viagra of their lifetime.

Winston Churchill as soon as stated, “Men sometimes stumble around the fact, yet such a lot of them decide themselves up and hurry off as though not anything has happened.” in the clinical group, a undeniable stigma is hooked up to likelihood discovery since it is badly obvious as natural good fortune. chuffed injuries definitely take place on a daily basis, however it takes intelligence, perception, and creativity to acknowledge a “Eureka, i discovered what I wasn't taking a look for!” second and be aware of what to do subsequent. In discussing clinical breakthroughs, Dr. Morton Meyers makes a cogent, hugely attractive argument for a extra artistic, instead of in simple terms linear, method of technology. And it might simply keep our lives!
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