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Mainland, Donald

  1. Douglas G. Altman

Published Online: 15 JUL 2005

DOI: 10.1002/0470011815.b2a17091

Encyclopedia of Biostatistics

Encyclopedia of Biostatistics

How to Cite

Altman, D. G. 2005. Mainland, Donald. Encyclopedia of Biostatistics. 4.

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  1. Cancer Research UK Medical Statistics Group, Oxford, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 JUL 2005


Donald Mainland (1902–1985) graduated in medicine and in 1930, he became Professor of Anatomy at Dalhousie University, Canada. He published his first book on medical statistics in 1938 and his second in 1950, shortly after moving to New York University as a medical statistician. He wrote a long and notable series of commentaries on medical statistics, distributed privately or published in Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics.


  • textbook;
  • journal;
  • clinical pharmacology