Pierre Charles Alexandre Louis
Pierre Charles Alexandre Louis (1787–1872) was a French physician known for inventing the "numerical method", a precursor to modern clinical trials, and for his work on infectious diseases and bloodletting.
- Without the aid of statistics nothing like real medicine is possible.
- Louis PCA. Medical statistics. Am J Med Sci 1837;21:525-8.
- Quoted in Evidence-based medicine: old French wine with a new Canadian label?, P K Rangachari, J R Soc Med. 1997 May; 90(5): 280–284.