The world turned its eyes on Paris and France this week. The unimaginable tragedy of the paired terrorist attacks leaves the world struggling to find answers. It also reaffirmed that the world is united in its resolve against terrorism. In Paris on Sunday, 3.7 million people marched in unity and solidarity.
The attention to France reminds me of the many seminal discoveries that it has given to the world of medicine. Here is just a sample of five such discoveries; five ways in which France has moved the world of biomedical science forward.