An early "Atkins' diet": RA Fisher analyses a medical "experiment"

Stephen Senn*

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A study on vitamin absorption which RA Fisher analysed for WRG Atkins and co-authored with him is critically examined. The historical background as well as correspondence between Atkins and Fisher is presented.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)193-204
Number of pages12
JournalBiometrical Journal
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2006
Externally publishedYes


  • History of statistics
  • Lung cancer
  • Randomisation
  • Smoking
  • Vitamin C


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