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Paul Meier: A Man Behind the Method.
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PMID:  22994181     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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).
Kellyn Betts
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-9-20
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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:  -    
Kellyn Betts is a freelance writer specializing in environmental science, health, and technology, Takoma Park, MD.
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