First published in 1889, this book provides a guide to vital statistics- the science of numbers applied to the life-history of communities and nations- in relation to medical problems. Chapters cover a wide variety of categories including population, births and deaths, sickness, occupation and mortality, and mortality from special diseases.
1. Population 2. Registration of Births and Deaths 3. Registration of Sickness 4. Marriages 5. Births 6. Deaths 7. Male and Female Mortality at Different Ages 8. Influence of Climatic and Social Conditions on Mortality 9. Density of Population and Mortality 10. Effect of Occupation on Mortality 11. Mortality from Zymotic Diseases 12. Smallpox and Vaccination 13. Mortality from Special Diseases 14. Life Tables 15. The Duration of Life 16. The Decline in the English Death-Rate and its Causes 17. Statistics of Sickness 18. Army and Navy Statistics 19. Statistical Fallacies; List of Illustrations; List of Statistical Tables; Bibliography; Appendix of Statistical Tables; Index