The current issue of Statistics in Medicine has an article that may be of interest to any history buffs in the group. Here's the abstract and reference.
We present an unpublished, possibly unsent, memorandum written by Major Greenwood in 1928 that is of historical importance. It raises three issues, namely, the profile of medical statistics in 1928, the development of mathematical statistics in the U.K., and the staffing of his own department. Some of these issues are still relevant today. We discuss each of them against the historical background of the first quarter of the 20th century. Some additional biographical details relevant to the understanding of the memorandum are provided in an Appendix. Copyright (c) 2006 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
KEY WORDS: Epidemiology; LSHTM; Major Greenwood; Medical Statistics; MRC
Statist. Med. 2006; 25:2161?2177
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