Great moments in statistics

  • Author: Carlos Gómez Grajalez, Eileen Magnello, Robert Woods, Julian Champkin
  • Published: Dec 18, 2013 - From issue: Volume 10 Issue 6 (December 2013)
  • Doi: 10.1111/j.1740-9713.2013.00706.x

How did the ancient Babylonians feed their people? How did Florence Nightingale transform nursing? How did the allies make D‐Day a success? How do you know that smoking may kill you? The answers are all “by using statistics”. To accompany the timeline overleaf we present a selection of great statistical landmarks of the past – moments when statistics changed history.

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