William Sealy Gosset and William A. Silverman: Two “Students” of Science

  title={William Sealy Gosset and William A. Silverman: Two “Students” of Science},
  author={T. Raju},
  pages={732 - 735}
  • T. Raju
  • Published 2005
  • Medicine
  • Pediatrics
In 1908, William Sealy Gosset, a chemist in an Irish brewery, published his second article on statistics in Biometrika under the pseudonym “Student.” He chose this pseudonym because his company did not allow its scientists to publish confidential data. In the article, Gosset described a procedure to assess population means by using small samples. This was the origin of the “Student's t test.” Dr William Silverman (1917–2004), a pioneer neonatologist, also used the pseudonym “Student.” He sent… Expand
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