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Opinion: Paradigm shifts in malaria study and control

September 5, 2012 - 08:18 -- Bart G.J. Knols
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Jan Peter Verhave
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MWJ 2012, 3, 7
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Opinion
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This article describes some major events in the history of malaria research and control, some of the investigators involved, and how they promoted their ways of the fight against this disease. Every episode or moment is calibrated with the theory of science, developed by Thomas Kuhn. His idea of paradigms in science and sudden shifts is helpful for the understanding of what steered the various levels of malaria research. It also may keep investigators on the alert of dead ends and breakthroughs in future.

 

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