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).

Elderton and Perry (1913) A Fourth Study of the Statistics of Pulmonary Tuberculosis: The Mortality of the Tuberculous

Elderton, W. Palin, and Sidney J. Perry. 1913. A Fourth Study of the Statistics of Pulmonary Tuberculosis: The Mortality of the Tuberculous: Sanatorium and Tuberculin Treatment. Based on (i.) Dr. Lawrason Brown’s Adirondack Sanitarium data. (ii.) Data from Two Scottish Sanatoria. (iii.) Dr. Austin Flint’s Data from Pre-Sanatorium Days (London: Dulau and Co.). 55 pp. Studies in National… Read More »

Snow (1911) The Intensity of Natural Selection in Man

Snow, Ernest C. 1911. The Intensity of Natural Selection in Man (London: Dulau and Co.). 43 pp. Studies in National Deterioration number 7 Includes Prefatory Note by Karl Pearson, p. 2.

Elderton and Perry (1910) A Third Study of the Statistics of Pulmonary Tuberculosis. The Mortality of the Tuberculous and Sanatorium Treatment

Elderton, William Palin, and Sidney J. Perry. 1910. A Third Study of the Statistics of Pulmonary Tuberculosis. The Mortality of the Tuberculous and Sanatorium Treatment (London: Dulau and Co.). 36 pp. Studies in National Deterioration number 6 Includes Prefatory Note by Karl Pearson, p. 2.

Goring (1909) On the Inheritance of the Diatheses of Phthisis and Insanity

Goring, Charles. 1909. On the Inheritance of the Diatheses of Phthisis and Insanity. A Statistical Study Based Upon the Family History of 1500 Criminals (London: Dulau and Co.). 28 pp. Studies in National Deterioration number 5

Studies in National Deterioration

Studies in National Deterioration included 11 numbers published between 1906-24. The Studies series was published under the imprint of Karl Pearson’s Biometric Laboratory, which published three series under the labels. The full title of this series was Drapers’ Company Research Memoirs. Series C. Studies in National Deterioration. Pearson launched Series C: Studies after an exchange in The Times on national deterioration: James… Read More »