Preamble

“As a branch of applied statistics, biological assay appears to have a somewhat specialized
appeal. Although a few statisticians have worked in it intensively, to the majority it appears
as a topic that can be neglected, either because of its difficulties or because it is trivial. Even
the short course that we offer in Edinburgh as an optional component of our M.Sc. seldom
attracts a student. Despite this, I am convinced that many features of bioassay are outstandingly
good for concentrating the mind on important parts of biometric practice and
statistical inference.”

D. J. Finney Source: International Statistical Review / Revue Internationale de Statistique,Vol. 47, No. 1 (Apr., 1979), pp. 1-12