The Road to Medical Statistics

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Eileen Magnello, Anne Hardy
Rodopi, Jan 1, 2002 - History - 155 pages
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There has been a growing recognition of the importance of mathematical and statistical methods in the history of medicine, particularly in those areas where statistical methods are a sine qua non such as epidemiology and randomised clinical trials. Despite this expanding scholarly interest, the development of the mathematical and statistical technologies in the biological sciences has not been examined systematically. This collection of essays aims to provide a broader overview of this field, and to explore the use of these with the use of these quantitative technologies in medical and clinical cultures from the seventeenth to the twentieth centuries.
 

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Contents

The Rhetotical Space of SevemeemhCemuty
1
Numetical Dehates ovet Smallpox
37
Rationalising the Body Electtic
78
The Imtoduction of Mathematical Statistics imo Medical
97
Index
149
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Anne Hardy is Reader in the History of Modern Medicine. Her interests lie in the history of health and disease, and she is currently working on epidemiology and the salmonellas, 1890-1940.

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