HAPPY ACCIDENTS: The Role of Serendipity in Medical Discoveries, Morton Meyers, MD

A lively, entertaining and informative look at the role of serendipity in major medical breakthroughs of the last century– how scientists made breakthroughs in one arena of medicine while on a quest for something entirely different. These include the discovery of penicillin, chemotherapy drugs, Valium, the Pill, Pap smears and x-rays, among many others. (Arcade/Winter 2007).