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Adelstein, Abraham Manie [Abe]

Richard Doll.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Medicine and Health; Probability and Statistics. 878 words.

Adelstein, Abraham Manie [Abe] (1916–1992), occupational physician and medical statistician, was born on 28 March 1916 at Trichard, eastern Transvaal, South Africa, the fourth of five...

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area sampling

Overview page. Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology — Probability and Statistics.

Sampling with primary sampling units (see cluster sampling) that are non-overlapping regions of the earth's surface. Examples of such regions are parishes, counties, fields, political...

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Brownlee, John

Vern Farewell and Tony Johnson.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online September 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Genetics and Genomics; Medicine and Health; Probability and Statistics. 1426 words.

Brownlee, John (1868–1927), public health officer, geneticist, and medical statistician, was born at Rutherglen, Lanarkshire, on 21 June 1868, the elder of the two sons of John Brownlee...

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Bryden, James Lumsdaine

Mark Harrison.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Medicine and Health; Probability and Statistics; Surgery. 707 words.

Bryden, James Lumsdaine (1833–1880), surgeon and medical statistician, was born in Edinburgh; little is known of his parents or his early life. He attended Edinburgh high school and then...

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cartogram

Overview page. Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology — Probability and Statistics.

A diagrammatic map that presents statistical information visually. This may be done in various ways, the best known of which is a choropleth map, in which regions are color-coded or...

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cross-over trial

Overview page. Subjects: Probability and Statistics — Medicine and Health.

A trial in which each of the groups in the study receive each of the treatments, but in a randomized order: each group will begin in one arm of the trial, but will, by design, cross over to...

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deviance

Overview page. Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology — Probability and Statistics.

A measure for judging the extent to which a model explains the variation in a set of data when the parameter estimation is carried out using the method of maximum likelihood. The deviance, Dnull...

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Emerson, Gouverneur

Whitfield J. Bell.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Agriculture and Farming; Medicine and Health; Probability and Statistics. 1311 words.

Emerson, Gouverneur (04 August 1795–02 July 1874), physician, statistician, and agriculturalist, was born near Dover, Delaware, the son of Jonathan Emerson and Ann Bell, well-to-do farmers....

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Farr, William

John M. Eyler.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Probability and Statistics; Epidemiology; Pathology. 1737 words.

Farr, William (1807–1883), statistician and epidemiologist, was born on 30 November 1807 in Kenley, Shropshire, the first of five children of John Farr (1783–1864), farm labourer, and his...

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Gardner, Martin John

Anne Pimlott Baker.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Medicine and Health; Probability and Statistics. 838 words.

Gardner, Martin John (1940–1993), medical statistician, was born on 25 July 1940 at 253 Coventry Road, Ilford, Essex, the eldest child in the family of two sons and two daughters of Thomas...

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