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Lancet. 1988 Feb 6;1(8580):272-3.

Investigation of leukaemia clusters by use of a Geographical Analysis Machine.

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  • 1Department of Geography, University of Newcastle upon Tyne.

Abstract

A new spatial analysis device called a Geographical Analysis Machine detects deviations from the Poisson distribution of rare events. Application to childhood leukaemia data from the north of England identified five clusters, only one of which had been noted by previous methods.

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2893085
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