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||Some of Nathan Mantel's contributions to epidemiology.
||1999 Dec 30
||Nathan Mantel's many contributions to epidemiology grew out of his role as a statistical consultant and collaborator. His abilities to understand scientific issues, appreciate their subtleties, and produce simple, compelling analyses were remarkable. Several of the procedures he developed to meet consulting needs remain widely used by statisticians and other researchers. Examples are presented to illustrate his approach and intuitive brilliance, including work on the evaluation of diagnostic tests, the Mantel-Haenszel procedure and its extensions, the use of a prospective logistic risk model to analyse case-control data, a method for evaluating aggregation of cancer disease sites in pairs of diseased relatives, and methods for detecting clustering of disease and temporal-spatial association of diseased cases. Published in 1999 by John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. This article is a US Government work and is in the public domain in the United States.