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On examining the table of contents and the index, one initially gets the impression that the scope of this book is equal to that of any introductory text in biostatistics. But a study of its 17 chapters shows a surprising brevity of text and an abundance of exercises and problems for the reader. The book is intended as a self-teaching manual, but some prior exposure to statistical methods and discussion with an instructor are desirable.
While biometry is probably better learned by mastering the mathematical basis of statistics, followed by repeated application of the statistical method to medical problems, the
Basic Medical Statistics.. Ann Intern Med. ;78:466–467. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-78-3-466_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1973;78(3):466-467.
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