Category Archives: Studies in National Deterioration

Publications in the series, Drapers’ Company Research Memoirs. Studies in National Deterioration (1906-1924), produced by the Biometric Laboratory, University College, University of London. Includes significant crossover with the Francis Galton Laboratory for National Eugenics (GLNE).

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 »

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

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.