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Biometrical Interpretation.

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By Gilbert Neil. . 125 pages. Clarendon Press; , Oxford: , 1973.. Price: $11.50, cloth; $4.95, paper

Ann Intern Med. 1973;79(4):614-615. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-79-4-614_3
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The author's prefatory note begins, "This book is addressed to biologists who use biometrical methods as a tool." We are told elsewhere that this is not another cookbook, but "it is concerned with the underlying idea with how to choose the right method for the right question . . . ." Certainly, this is a useful approach, particularly for the experimentalist who works with biological material. Therefore, it is unfortunate that this book is not particularly successful.

The book is unsatisfactory with regard to organization and language, statistical errors, and the author's advancement of his opinions, or attitudes, as scientific


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