Joseph B. Berkson


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(1899–1982; b. New York City; d. Rochester, MN)

American statistician and physician. He obtained his BS from City College (now City U) New York in 1920, his AM from Columbia U in 1922, and his MD from Johns Hopkins U in 1927. From 1932 to 1964 he worked at the Mayo Clinic (a centre for medical education and research) and at U Minnesota. Berkson coined the word ‘logit’. He was elected to the NAS in 1979.

Subjects: Probability and Statistics.

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