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The Resource Vital accounts : quantifying health and population in eighteenth-century England and France, Andrea A. Rusnock, (electronic resource)

Vital accounts : quantifying health and population in eighteenth-century England and France, Andrea A. Rusnock, (electronic resource)

Label
Vital accounts : quantifying health and population in eighteenth-century England and France
Title
Vital accounts
Title remainder
quantifying health and population in eighteenth-century England and France
Statement of responsibility
Andrea A. Rusnock
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Why did Europeans begin to count births and deaths? How did they collect the numbers and what did they do with them? Through a compelling comparative analysis, Vital Accounts charts the work of the physicians, clergymen and government officials who crafted the sciences of political and medical arithmetic in England and France during the long eighteenth-century, before the emergence of statistics and regular government censuses. Andrea A. Rusnock presents a social history of quantification that highlights the development of numerical tables, influential and enduring scientific instruments designed to evaluate smallpox inoculation, to link weather and disease to compare infant and maternal mortality rates, to identify changes in disease patterns and to challenge prevailing views about the decline of European population. By focusing on the most important eighteenth century controversies over health and population, Rusnock shows how vital accounts - the numbers of births and deaths - became the measure of public health and welfare.--
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rusnock, Andrea Alice
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
  • Cambridge studies in the history of medicine
  • Cambridge Social Sciences eBooks
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mortality
  • Mortality
  • Smallpox
  • Smallpox
  • Medical climatology
  • Public health
  • Public health
  • England
  • France
Label
Vital accounts : quantifying health and population in eighteenth-century England and France, Andrea A. Rusnock, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511550041
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
CR9780511550041
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 249 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9780521803748
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1172979614
Label
Vital accounts : quantifying health and population in eighteenth-century England and France, Andrea A. Rusnock, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511550041
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
CR9780511550041
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 249 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9780521803748
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1172979614

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