The Most Influential Scientist in the Development of Medical informatics (17): Eugene Garfield

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The Most Influential Scientist in the Development of Medical informatics (17): Eugene Garfield

Izet Masic

Abstract
Eugene Garfield (1925-2017) is an American scientist, one of the founders of bibliometrics and scientometrics (1-3). He received a PhD in Structural Linguistics from the University of Pennsylvania in 1961. Dr. Garfield was the founder of the Institute for Scientific Information (ISI), which was located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He founded the ISI in 1960 and developed an indexing system for science literature, based on the analysis of citations used within a given work. [Acta Inform Med 2017; 25(2.000): 145-145]

Keywords: Eugene Garfield

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