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The 'father of stress'

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Published: 15 May 2006

Less than a century ago, a research assistant at McGill, Hans Selye, coined the word which today has come to be very familiar to us all. Interestingly, perhaps due to his lack of fluency in English, Selye later conceded that he had adopted the wrong term.

Less than a century ago, a research assistant at McGill, Hans Selye, coined the word which today has come to be very familiar to us all. Interestingly, perhaps due to his lack of fluency in English, Selye later conceded that he had adopted the wrong term.
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