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BLACK, William

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An arithmetical and medical analysis of the diseases and mortality of the human species.

London: Printed for the author by John Crowder, and sold by C. Dilly, 1789.

Black analyzed the London bills of mortality from 1701-1776. His work was the only study to provide a numerical account of insanity, a disease on people's minds because of George III's illness.

Subjects: DEMOGRAPHY / Population: Medical Statistics, PSYCHIATRY