Bertillon classification

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The first numerical taxonomy of disease in which all disease entities were arranged in “chapters” according to their anatomical and/or pathological basis, the precursor of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD). It was developed by the French vital statistician and demographer Jacques Bertillon (1851–1922), who is better known for developing fingerprinting as a reliable way to identify individuals, especially criminals.

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology.

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