Scientific translation

Scott L. Montgomery
Jackson School of International Studies, University of Washington

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Translation of science is as old as science itself. Due to its role both in collecting and disseminating knowledge, translation has been no less integral to scientific progress than teaching and research. By “scientific” is here meant rational study of the natural world, including the human body, thus medical knowledge also.

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