Two. Army Life
Published Online: 25 MAR 2013
Copyright © 2013 John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
An Accidental Statistician: The Life and Memories of George E.P.Box
How to Cite
Box, G. E. P. (2013) Army Life, in An Accidental Statistician: The Life and Memories of George E.P.Box, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118514948.ch2
- Published Online: 25 MAR 2013
- Published Print: 12 APR 2013
Print ISBN: 9781118400883
Online ISBN: 9781118514948
- army life;
- George E.P. Box;
- Porton Down;
This chapter talks about the author's experience as an army life. Someone in the Army found out that he had a background in chemistry, and he received orders to report to the Chemical Defence Experimental Station at Porton Down. Here, George E.P. Box illustrates the power of experimental design by show a simple experimental arrangement that they used in the lab to find the best treatment for mustard gas blisters on soldier-volunteers. It took him 18 months to get his undergraduate degree in statistics with first-class honors. He spent the rest of the three years for which he was supported doing graduate work. His Ph.D. thesis is titled, “A General Distribution Theory for a Class of Likelihood Criteria”.