chapter  4
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Discovery According to Blalock

In a recent work on Innovation ,4 I attempted to separate and in some ways to define each one of these qualities or functions of life in the following way. I w ill let the fictional character of surgeon Mackey speak:4

In many ways, discovery, innovation and creativity can intermingle, with lines of real separation that appear so thin and frequently nebu­ lous as to blur the case for separate definitions. I could summarize my view again by saying that creativity is the basis for innovation (which is change) and this often leads to discovery (which is finding something new, unknown).