Henry Ford Hospital Medical Journal


W. R. McCrum


The purpose of this paper is to make understandable the use of statistics in the field of medicine, and to introduce to the clinician some new methods of statistics for drawing some reasonable conclusions based on the meager data usually available. There is, after all, only one valid use of statistics: to enable oneself to make a personal decision based on the information available.



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