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Modern Math and Multiple Comparisons


Thorp, John M., Jr. (2021). Modern Math and Multiple Comparisons. BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, 128(9), 1401.


Early in my tenure as a professor of OBG I had the pleasure of mentoring a woman who at midlife changed careers and enrolled in medical school. In her first career she was an entrepreneurial biostatistician who founded a now global business that produced analytical software usable by anyone with access to a personal computer. It moved what were then sophisticated statistical techniques from large mainframe computers operated by experts into the offices of clinicians. As I listened to our resident research presentations this Spring, I marvelled at the fruit of the revolution she started as junior clinicians with minimal quantitative training presented complex analyses done with her or a competitor’s software.


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BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology


Thorp, John M., Jr.

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