Category Archives: Biometric Laboratory

Publications produced by the Biometric Laboratory, University College, University of London. This includes publications in the three series (1) Drapers’ Company Research Memoirs. Biometric Series (1904-1922), (2) Drapers’ Company Research Memoirs. Technical Series (1904-1918), and Studies in National Deterioration (1906-1924).

Publications produced by the Biometric Laboratory

The Biometric Laboratory began in 1902 at University of London, University College, under the directorship of Professor Karl Pearson (1857-1936). Farrall discusses the creation of the Biometric Laboratory. There is considerable cross-over of publications published under the Biometric Laboratory and the Francis Galton Laboratory for the National Eugenics. Under Pearson’s direction, the Biometric Laboratory produced three series of… Read More »

Pearson (1910) On the Relationship of Health to the Psychical and Physical Characters in School Children

Pearson, Karl. 1910. On the Relationship of Health to the Psychical and Physical Characters in School Children (London: Dulau and Co.). 77 pp. Advertised on endpapers as ‘The Health of the School-Child in Relation to its Mental Characters’. This was reprinted in 1923 by Cambridge University Press. 77 pp. Studies in National Deterioration number 4 Pearson, Karl. 1910. On… Read More »

Pope (1908) A Second Study of the Statistics of Pulmonary Tuberculosis: Marital Infection

Pope, Ernest G. (deceased), edited and revised by Karl Pearson. 1908. A Second Study of the Statistics of Pulmonary Tuberculosis: Marital Infection. With an Appendix on Assortative Mating from Data Reduced by Ethel M. Elderton(London: Dulau and Co.). 36 pp. Title page and endpapers do not specify this as a publication in this series, but structure and format… Read More »

Pearson (1907) A First Study of the Statistics of Pulmonary Tuberculosis

Pearson, Karl. 1907. A First Study of the Statistics of Pulmonary Tuberculosis (London: Dulau and Co.). 26 pp. Studies in National Deterioration number 2 Pearson, Karl. 1907. A First Study of the Statistics of Pulmonary Tuberculosis

Heron (1906) On the Relation of Fertility in Man to Social Status, and On the Changes in This Relation That Have Taken Place in the Last Fifty Years

Heron, David. 1906. On the Relation of Fertility in Man to Social Status, and On the Changes in This Relation That Have Taken Place in the Last Fifty Years (London: Dulau and Co.). 22 pp. Studies in National Deterioration number 1 Heron, David. 1906. On the Relation of Fertility in Man to Social Status, and On the Changes… Read More »

Drapers’ Company Research Memoirs. Technical Series (1904-1918)

This post provides a complete list of publications in the Drapers’ Company Research Memoirs. Technical Series (1904-1918), sometimes also referred to as  Drapers’ Company Research Memoirs. Series A. This list was compiled by ProfJoeCain. Technical Series 1. Andrews, Ewart Sigmund, with some assistance from Karl Pearson. 1904. “On a Theory of the Stresses in Crane and Coupling Hooks, with… Read More »

Drapers’ Company Research Memoirs. Biometric Series (1904-1922)

This post provides a complete list of publications in the Drapers’ Company Research Memoirs. Series B. Biometric Series (1904-1922), sometimes also referred to as  Drapers’ Company Research Memoirs. Series B. This list was compiled by ProfJoeCain. Biometric Series 1. Pearson, Karl. 1904. “Mathematical Contributions to the Theory of Evolution. XIII. On the Theory of Contingency and Its Relation to Association… Read More »

Stocks (1924) Blood Pressure in Early Life. A Statistical Study

Stocks, Percy assisted by Mary Noel Karn. 1924. Blood Pressure in Early Life. A Statistical Study (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press). 88 pp. Studies in National Deterioration number 11.  

Karn and Pearson (1922) Study of the Data Provided by a Baby-Clinic in a Large Manufacturing Town

Karn, Mary Noel, and Karl Pearson. 1922. Study of the Data Provided by a Baby-Clinic in a Large Manufacturing Town (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press). 128 pp. Studies in National Deterioration number 10

Wiliams et al. (1914) A Statistical Study of Oral Temperatures in School Children with Special Reference to Parental, Environmental, and Class Differences

Williams, Mary H. [sic: Frances], Julia Bell, and Karl Pearson. 1914. A Statistical Study of Oral Temperatures in School Children with Special Reference to Parental, Environmental, and Class Differences (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press). 124 pp. Studies in National Deterioration number 9