Display Settings:


Send to:

Choose Destination
We are sorry, but NCBI web applications do not support your browser and may not function properly. More information
Lancet. 1988 Feb 6;1(8580):272-3.

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

Author information

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


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.

[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
PubMed Commons home

PubMed Commons

How to join PubMed Commons

    Supplemental Content

    Icon for Elsevier Science
    Loading ...
    Write to the Help Desk