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Famous medical physicists often get more credit for discoveries due to their fame than less prominent scientists who may have contributed as much or earlier to these developments

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Baldock, C and Schreiner, LJ and Orton, CG, Famous medical physicists often get more credit for discoveries due to their fame than less prominent scientists who may have contributed as much or earlier to these developments, Medical Physics, 44, (4) pp. 1209-12011. ISSN 0094-2405 (2017) [Refereed Article]

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Copyright 2017 American Association of Physicists in Medicine

DOI: doi:10.1002/mp.12089

Abstract

Medical physics is a rapidly developing, technologically dependent field. New discoveries are being made almost daily, as demonstrated by papers in this and other similar journals. Many of the authors are early in their careers. Some are concerned, however, that more famous medical physicists often get credit for discoveries due to their fame rather than less prominent scientists who may have, in fact, contributed more to the development in question. This is the claim debated in this month’s Point/Counterpoint.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Matthew Effect, Matilda Effect
Research Division:Physical Sciences
Research Group:Other Physical Sciences
Research Field:Medical Physics
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Other Health
Objective Field:Health not elsewhere classified
Author:Baldock, C (Professor Clive Baldock)
ID Code:115848
Year Published:2017
Deposited By:Research Operations
Deposited On:2017-04-12
Last Modified:2017-10-31
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