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Quantitative Research in Human Biology and Medicine - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9781483232560, 9781483281087

Quantitative Research in Human Biology and Medicine

1st Edition

Author: Sigismund Peller
eBook ISBN: 9781483281087
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 1st January 1967
Page Count: 436
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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


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