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Chance, creativity, and the discovery of the nerve growth factor.
J Hist Neurosci. 2007 Jul-Sep; 16(3):268-87.JH

Abstract

This essay analyzes the history of the Nerve Growth Factor (NGF) discovery, relating some of the principles of the theory of scientific creativity to the cognitive and personal qualities of the scientists that participated in the discovery, particularly Rita Levi-Montalcini and Viktor Hamburger. The discovery of NGF is especially attractive for the history of science as it involves chance, luck, creativity, and some extraordinary scientists.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of the History and Philosophy of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, UNAM, Laboratory of the History of Medicine, National Institute of Neurology and Neurosurgery, Del Tlalpan, CP, Mexico. ceciliar@servidor.unam.mx

Pub Type(s)

Historical Article
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

17620191

Citation

de Romo, Ana Cecilia Rodríguez. "Chance, Creativity, and the Discovery of the Nerve Growth Factor." Journal of the History of the Neurosciences, vol. 16, no. 3, 2007, pp. 268-87.
de Romo AC. Chance, creativity, and the discovery of the nerve growth factor. J Hist Neurosci. 2007;16(3):268-87.
de Romo, A. C. (2007). Chance, creativity, and the discovery of the nerve growth factor. Journal of the History of the Neurosciences, 16(3), 268-87.
de Romo AC. Chance, Creativity, and the Discovery of the Nerve Growth Factor. J Hist Neurosci. 2007 Jul-Sep;16(3):268-87. PubMed PMID: 17620191.
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