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Paul Meier: A Man Behind the Method.
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PMID:  22994181     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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In 1951, when Paul Meier received his doctorate in mathematics from Princeton University and became one of the first statisticians to enter medical research, potential new medical treatments were evaluated in a very different fashion than they are today. At the time, researchers commonly followed practices such as giving a new remedy to patients they thought might benefit from it and comparing the outcomes with other patients who were not treated. In other situations, patients who stopped taking a new medicine might be counted as controls who had never been exposed to it. (Am J Public Health. Published online ahead of print September 20, 2012: e1-e4. doi:10.2105/AJPH.2012.300778).
Authors:
Kellyn Betts
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-9-20
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of public health     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1541-0048     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J Public Health     Publication Date:  2012 Sep 
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Created Date:  2012-9-21     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  1254074     Medline TA:  Am J Public Health     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Kellyn Betts is a freelance writer specializing in environmental science, health, and technology, Takoma Park, MD.
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