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Chase, Chance and Creativity

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The Book
This book examines the role of chance in the creative process. James Austin tells a personal story of the ways in which persistence, chance, and creativity interact in biomedical research or any creative endeavour, drawing on his own research and examples from the history of science.

Chase, Chance and Creativity

by James H. Austin
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The Book
This book examines the role of chance in the creative process. James Austin tells a personal story of the ways in which persistence, chance, and creativity interact in biomedical research or any creative endeavour, drawing on his own research and examples from the history of science.
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What Marc Andreessen says

Originally written in 1978, and updated in 2003, this is the best book I’ve read on the role of luck, chance, and serendipity in medical research – or, for that matter, any creative endeavour. And because the author’s a neurologist, he has a grounding in how the brain actually exerts itself creatively.

The Doctor Stories

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The Book
This volume contains Williams's thirteen "doctor stories," several of his most famous poems on medical matters, and "The Practice" from The Autobiography. These writings, together with Dr. Robert Coles's enthusiastic appraisal of teaching Williams and Dr. William Eric Williams's personal and touching filial account, "My Father, the Doctor," make up an intriguing and timely study of the poet as a physician of rare humanity and self-knowledge.

The Doctor Stories

by William Carlos Williams
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The Book
This volume contains Williams's thirteen "doctor stories," several of his most famous poems on medical matters, and "The Practice" from The Autobiography. These writings, together with Dr. Robert Coles's enthusiastic appraisal of teaching Williams and Dr. William Eric Williams's personal and touching filial account, "My Father, the Doctor," make up an intriguing and timely study of the poet as a physician of rare humanity and self-knowledge.
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What Atul Gawande says

The Doctor Stories is a collection of factual pieces by William Carlos Williams about his life as a doctor in New Jersey; the stories themselves are incredibly vivid and revealing.