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Twenty-one eminent scientists, most of them clinicians, were given the task of delineating the contributions made by medicine to basic science, a side of the coin less often seen. The resulting series of lectures, here published in book form, accomplished the mission with varying degrees of conviction. Dr. Moore, by contrasting the results of the anatomical studies of da Vinci with those of Vesalius, would have us believe that "basic" research assumes significance only when coupled with "applied." However, most of us would agree that either type of research may lead quite naturally to the other, and to argue about
Disease and the Advancement of Basic Science.. Ann Intern Med. ;53:1282. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-53-6-1282_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1960;53(6):1282.
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