Secular pattern of congenital oesophageal atresia.

  title={Secular pattern of congenital oesophageal atresia.},
  author={G S Knox},
  journal={British journal of preventive & social medicine},
  • G S Knox
  • Published 1959 in British journal of preventive & social medicine
There is a common superstition among hospital staffs that rare diseases tend to come in groups. One possible explanation for this belief may be found in the character of the frequency distribution of lengths of intervals between successive events occurring at random. In contrast with the distributions of everyday experience, where, for example, a very short man is also an uncommon man, the distribution of random intervals is exponential, and the intervals become more frequent as they get… CONTINUE READING


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