Quantitative Research in Human Biology and Medicine

Quantitative Research in Human Biology and Medicine

1st Edition - January 1, 1967

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  • Author: Sigismund Peller
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483281087

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Quantitative Research in Human Biology and Medicine reflects the author's past activities and experiences in the field of medical statistics. The book presents statistical material from a variety of medical fields. The text contains chapters that deal with different aspects of vital statistics. It provides statistical surveys of perinatal mortality rate; epidemiology of various diseases, like cancer, tuberculosis, malaria, diphtheria, and scarlatina; and discussions of various aspects of human biology such as growth and development, genetics, and nutrition. The inheritance of mental qualities; the law governing multiple births; and historical demography are covered as well. Medical statisticians and physicians will find the book interesting.

Table of Contents

  • 1 Medical Statistics: Term, Contents, Definition, and Scope

    2 Quantitative Research at the Dawn of Scientific Medicine and Today

    3 Accidental and Repetitive Observations: Causative Relations

    4 Aspects of the Past: Achievements

    5 Aspects of the Past: Growth, Heredity

    6 Aspects of the Past: Smallpox, Immunity, Hospital Statistics

    7 Historical Statistics Elucidating More Recent Problems

    8 Epidemiological Discoveries by the Use of Quantitative Logic

    9 Questionable Reliability of Some Official Statistical Sources: Demodynamics

    10 Questionable Reliability of Some Official Sources: Complications; Population Explosion

    11 Questionable Reliability of Some Official Sources: Causes of Death

    12 Unwarranted Quantitative Statements and their Refutation (Cancer and Tuberculosis)

    13 Quantitative Approach to Man's Pathogenesis and Complementary Experimentation on Man and Animals: Assets and Pitfalls

    14 Cause and Effect: Prenatal Growth

    15 Cause and Effect: Maternal Mortality

    16 Cause and Effect: Perinatal Mortality

    17 Tuberculosis: Heredity and Environment; Statistical Methodology

    18 Menarche: Unsuspected Relations

    19 Intuitive Guesses: Observations, and Experiments in Physical and Life Sciences

    20 Accidental Observations and Statistical Reasoning in Pathology

    21 Unsolved Biological Problems: Multiple Births

    22 Unsolved Biological Problems: Heredity of Mental Qualities

    23 Unsolved Problems in Biopathology: Functions of the Tonsils

    24 Sociobiological Relations: Nutrition

    25 Sociobiological Relations: Marital Status, Tobacco

    26 Sociobiological Relations: Suicide, Murder, Accidents, and Heroism

    27 Medical Versus Mathematical Statistics: Sex Ratio, Life Duration

    28 Models and Parameters: General Remarks

    29 Models and Parameters: Frustrated Hopes in Pharmacology

    30 Models and Parameters: Diphtheria and Scarlatina

    31 Medical and Mathematical Epidemiology: Evaluation of the Malaria Situation

    32 Medical and Mathematical Epidemiology: Short-Term Predictions, Measles

    33 Medical and Mathematical Epidemiology: Long-Term Predictions, Tuberculosis

    34 Medical Versus Mathematical Statistics: Cancer: 1, Threshold or Cumulative Mechanism; 2, Tumour Growth

    35 Medical Versus Mathematical Statistics: 1, Oestrogenic Hormones; 2 Perinatal Mortality

    36 Models: Deductions from Iatrogenic Pathology: Ionizing Radiation

    37 Final Remarks

    Author Index

    Subject Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 436
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Butterworth-Heinemann 1967
  • Published: January 1, 1967
  • Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483281087

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