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On the cusp of National Months on Black and Women's History, I posted on PLOS Blogs:

Pentimento: Revealing the Women Obscured in Science History.

It was mostly about the Wikipedia this month though for me, as a group of us at the NIH organized a Wikipedia edit-a-thon with Wikimedia DC. Dozens of pages (new and improved) and photos added to the Wikipedia (including two women featured on the Wikipedia home page). Check out the full list. And there's a story in NIH Record, featuring us organizers.

The main new Wikipedia page I developed was on the utterly extraordinary Margaret Morgan Lawrence.

At PLOS Blogs, I wrote about the gap between the reality of studies and study reports. Posted on Tumblr: When drugs go head-to-head, asked can n-of-1 trials have recruitment problems?, and showed why promising treatments are the larval stage of disappointing ones.

Most read and discussed about this month, though, were my posts on the number needed to treat:

At MedPage Today - An Overhyped and Confusing Statistic, at PLOS Blogs on good statistics behavior, and on PubMed Commons.

 

Cartoon of the number needed to confuse