Medicine Matters

Initially used in statistics mainly in the field of socio-economic sciences and demography, as it inevitably made the researchers more deeply engaged in matters of medicine. Characteristic in this regard is the work of the Swiss mathematician engaged in both medicine and Daniel Bernoulli's "Experience a new analysis of mortality caused by smallpox, and the benefits that arise when it is grafted" (1760). However, the true founder of the theory of statistics by law is a Belgian statistician Adolphe Quetelet and anthropologist (1796-1874). Full member of the Belgian Academy of Sciences and Corresponding Member of the St. Petersburg Academy of Sciences, he is a direct organizer of the international Statistical Congress, which played a huge role in the development of theoretical and practical statistics. To broaden your perception, visit James A. Levine, M.D.. In his most famous book about the man and the development of his abilities or experience of social physics "by A.

Quetelet on vast factual material clearly demonstrated that many physical characteristics of man and his behavior can be described by the laws of probability distributions. Appointment of Statistics A. Quetelet saw not so much in the collection and subsequent classification of observations of wildlife, but in the analysis of these observations, which aims – the discovery of unknown patterns. One of the first translated into Russian was the book "On social system and laws of control over it "(1866), in which A. Quetelet gives examples of the use of statistical observations in medicine:" Two well-known professors of Strasbourg Medical School Rameau and Sarah did interesting observation about the speed of the pulse. Comparing my observations collected by them, they noticed that between growth and the number of the pulse there is a dependency. Age can affect the heart rate only when the growth who plays in this case, the role of the regulatory element.

Number of beats pulse is thus an inverse relation with the square root growth. Taking the increase in the average person 1.684 m, Rameau, and Sarah believed the number of pulse beats equal to 70. With these data, we can calculate the number of pulse beats in humans of any kind of growth. " Quetelet actually anticipated the dimensional analysis and allometric equations applied to the human body 2.

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