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Parasites, parasitology and parasitologists


International Journal for Parasitology y; 31(9): 853-857
Parasites, parasitology and parasitologists
The science of parasitology is one of the many new disciplines of the twentieth century, as such it is a dynamic and rapidly evolving science which encompasses an increasing number of sub-disciplines and technologies. However, will the fragmentation involved in current methods of scientific enquiry and the competition for funding mean the decline of certain areas of parasitology or perhaps the complete loss of the discipline. This paper attempts to address these questions by considering the development of the discipline of parasitology especially within Australia and by considering the mechanisms of attaining funding for science. Technological change and its impact on parasitology is also considered, and requirements for maintenance of the discipline and its practitioners are suggested.

Accession: 003518826

PMID: 11406134

DOI: 10.1016/s0020-7519(01)00207-7

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