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A spectrum of books on biostatistics is available to the medical investigator and his audience. Though it is not apparent from their titles, the present volumes are at opposite ends of this spectrum. Bourke and McGilvray address themselves to the reader who is looking for an introductory, nonmathematical explanation of concepts and terms such as standard deviation, chi-square, t-test, and linear regression. For the most part the authors achieve a lucid, concise, and theoretically correct presentation. Minor exceptions need not be catalogued. There is repetition of important points, and some of these are appropriately illustrated from the (usually Irish) medical
Interpretation and Uses of Medical Statistics.Measurement in Medicine.. Ann Intern Med. ;71:1221. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-71-6-1221_1
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