Claude Bernard and the keys to a method of serendipitous findings in scientific discoveries
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history of endocrinology
scientific serendipity

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Mejía Rivera, O. (2022). Claude Bernard and the keys to a method of serendipitous findings in scientific discoveries. Revista Colombiana De Endocrinología, Diabetes &Amp; Metabolismo, 8(4).


Purpose: the purpose of this research is to understand the epistemological value of Claude Bernard's work in a current context, where scientific serendipity allows one to get rid of ideas and theories that were believed to be valid to find answers to problems that could not be solved. Until now.

Contents: the content explains the life of the author and describes the facts that lead him to medical work, then reflects on the most notorious experiments that allowed advances in the world, such as, for example, the discovery of animal glycogenesis.

Contributions: this text is a contribution to current scientists and doctors who are looking for new ways to decipher certain problems that have not yet been resolved. The concepts of scientific serendipity, scientific discoveries, and findings through experimentation throughout history, allow it to be a source of inspiration for new generations of researchers.
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Bernard C. Introducción al estudio de la medicina experimental. Buenos Aires: El Ateneo; 1959. 190 p.

Goldemberg R. Serendipity. (Interesting results of dermatology research). Drug # Cosmetic Ind. 1990 my.;146(5):456-7.

Entralgo PL. Grandes médicos. Barcelona, España: Salvat Editores; 1961. 264 p.

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