Origin of the Term “Clinical Chemistry”
  • Samuel Natelson
  • Ethan A. Natelson


From the beginning of man’s consciousness, he has centered his interests around his own well being. Every early civilization and culture gave a special position to the healer or medicine man. In turn, the healer has always explored and theorized about the workings of the human mechanism in health and disease. With the Renaissance and the spread of chemical information gathered in the Near East, medieval alchemy was adopted in the western world.


Clinical Chemistry Clinical Biochemist Early Civilization Physiological Chemist Analytical Clinical Chemist 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1975

Authors and Affiliations

  • Samuel Natelson
    • 1
  • Ethan A. Natelson
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of BiochemistryMichael Reese Hospital and Medical CenterChicagoUSA
  2. 2.Baylor College of Medicine Methodist HospitalHoustonUSA

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