RIP Paul Meier, father of the randomized trial

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2 Responses to “RIP Paul Meier, father of the randomized trial”

  1. tubacat says:

    Awww…the man who invented randomized trials deserves some love and respect (and at least one comment!).
    Thank you  Dr Meier – without you, we wouldn’t know what really worked or didn’t work, in medicine and many other areas.

  2. Paul Meier truly deserves some respect. Not for being the father of the RCT though, but for his creation of the Kaplan-Meier Estimator and for espousal of randomization as an essential element in clinical trials and his criticism of flawed trials. But thanks to Boing Boing, Google now thinks Paul invented the RCT. ;) 
    Anyway, the title intrigued me and I did a little digging of my own. Here is my post:
    http://laikaspoetnik.wordpress.com/2011/08/14/rip-statistician-paul-meier-foster-parent-not-father-of-the-rct/

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