Pearson K (1904)

Report on certain enteric fever inoculation statistics. BMJ 3:1243-1246.
Karl Pearson, one of the founders of the British school of statistics, assessed the effects of inoculation on enteric fever (typhoid) in the British army using ‘meta-analysis’ to combine statistics from separate but similar studies.

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Karl Pearson (1857-1936)



The editors are grateful to:

Larry Hedges, University of Chicago, for drawing attention to this record.

The Wellcome Trust for making available the portrait of Karl pearson (1857-1936).

BMJ for allowing the James Lind Library to link to this and other BMJ articles of historical relevance (email to Iain Chalmers from Fiona Godlee, 05 May 2015).