Letters Mathematics is bad for you

The problem is with the players and the choice of inappropriate tools

BMJ 2012; 344 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.e3064 (Published 01 May 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;344:e3064
  1. Andrew J Brunskill, member of the clinical faculty at University of Washington, Seattle1
  1. 1Department of Health Services, Magnuson Health Sciences Center, Seattle, WA 98195-7660, USA
  1. jaberwok{at}u.washington.edu

Poor old epidemiology: Le Fanu really has got it in for it.1 I hardly recognise the study of disease frequency after the bashing he gave it. The tools that epidemiologists and statisticians use are not necessarily familiar to everyone. Historically, many medical students had to choose between biology or …

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