[Cytometry] Wikipedia & flow cytometry
g.nebe-von-caron at alere.com
Sat Nov 19 17:04:00 EST 2011
Just makes me wonder for how long you were wearing diapers for ;-).
On the Partec website it states 1976 (http://www.partec.com/cms/upload/Valet.pdf) so before the 78 Elmau meeting. So yes well spotted
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From: cytometry-bounces at lists.purdue.edu [mailto:cytometry-bounces at lists.purdue.edu] On Behalf Of Mario Roederer
Sent: 19 November 2011 16:03
To: Cytometry Mailing List
Subject: [Cytometry] Wikipedia & flow cytometry
my attention was recently drawn to the Wikipedia entry on Flow cytometry. I think it would be great if the community -- particularly the "elders" in the community -- would take a look and make some substantial revisions and additions. The existing article is ... well... let me just be generous by saying it presents history from one point of view.
I think a more balanced, and accurate, history would be useful! (And apparently it was written by someone with a short memory -- for example, the article says the term "flow cytometry" was adopted in 1988... and yet, I can remember being taught that term well before that! I'm pretty sure it was adopted when I was still in diapers -- which, incidentally, excludes me from belonging to the "elders" category!).
Perhaps the ISAC educational committee could take on this project?
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