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Lancaster, Henry Oliver

  1. Peter Armitage

Published Online: 15 JUL 2005

DOI: 10.1002/0470011815.b2a17085

Encyclopedia of Biostatistics

Encyclopedia of Biostatistics

How to Cite

Armitage, P. 2005. Lancaster, Henry Oliver. Encyclopedia of Biostatistics. 4.

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  1. University of Oxford, Oxford, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 JUL 2005


Oliver Lancaster (1913–2001) was a distinguished Australian medical statistician. He was unique in having held university chairs in both medical and mathematical statistics, in making important contributions to the history of quantitative medicine, and in his pioneering work in the bibliography of statistics.


  • Australian vital statistics;
  • chi-square distribution;
  • contingency tables;
  • dependence;
  • history of medical statistics;
  • statistical bibliographies