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Mathematical formulations and computations are becoming increasingly important in medical research and are destined to have a forceful impact on the practice of medicine. This trend has been catalyzed by the widespread availability of digital electronic computers. It behooves tomorrow's physician to have at least a speaking acquaintance with the pertinent language and concepts of mathematics. The author, a computer pioneer and applied mathematician, now in the Department of Physiology of Dartmouth Medical School, tries to impart some of these to the mathematically naive student and physician. He presupposes only an average acquaintance with algebra and trigonometry, though he does
Mathematics in Medicine and the Life Sciences.. Ann Intern Med. ;65:197. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-65-1-197_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1966;65(1):197.
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