Paul Meier passed away–he of the Kaplan-Meier survival curve. Dennis Hevesi of the New York Times and Aaron Carroll at the Incidental Economist bring their respective awesomeness to remembering this great statistician and health services researcher. Meier was yet another pioneering scholar working right across the Midway from where I type this post. If you’ve ever benefited from a medication or intervention that was tested through randomized trials, you probably owe a little something to Paul Meier. RIP.