The Elements of Vital Statistics

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London, 1889 - 327 стор.
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Сторінка 222 - I see a bridge, said I, standing in the midst of the tide. The bridge thou seest, said he, is Human Life : consider it attentively.
Сторінка 222 - There were indeed some persons, but their number was very .small, that continued a kind of hobbling march on the broken arches, but fell through one after another, being quite tired and spent with so long a walk.
Сторінка 222 - I see multitudes of people passing over it, said I, and a black cloud hanging on each end of it. As I looked more attentively, I saw several of the passengers dropping through the bridge, into the great tide that flowed underneath it, and upon further examination perceived there were innumerable trapdoors that lay concealed in the bridge, which the passengers no sooner trod upon, but they fell through them into the tide and immediately disappeared. These hidden pitfalls were set very thick at the...
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Сторінка 25 - They correspond to the Zymotic diseases of Dr. Farr'g classification. " Section B comprises for the most part disorders which are apt to invade different parts of the same body simultaneously or in succession. These are sometimes spoken of as constitutional diseases, and they often manifest a tendency to transmission by inheritance.
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Сторінка 68 - All that we can do, is to keep steadily in mind that each organic being is striving to increase at a geometrical ratio; that each at some period of its life, during some season of the year, during each generation or at intervals, has to struggle for life, and to suffer great destruction.
Сторінка 66 - I have referred rests on this doctrine : ' the population is increasing in a geometrical progression, the means of subsistence in an arithmetical progression, and unless wars, destructive epidemics, marshes, dense towns, close workshops, and other deadly agents, carry off the excess of the numbers born — unless the outlets of life and blood be left open — the whole people must be exposed to a slow process of starvation.
Сторінка 17 - They may be regarded as storehouses of facts which have been arranged on methods that are approved as the most useful and convenient, and to which, both now and in future years, students of vital statistics may resort for the elucidation of questions bearing on the social condition of the people, on national progress, on life, health, and disease.
Сторінка 241 - Nothing is more proverbially uncertain than the duration of human life when the maxim is applied to an individual, but there are few things less subject to fluctuation than the average duration of life in a multitude of individuals.

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