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Pierre Charles Alexandre Louis

(1787—1872)


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(1787–1872)

French physician and mathematician, one of the founding fathers of medical statistics and its applications in epidemiology. He wrote Recherches Anatomico-Pathologiques sur la Phthisie, a monograph of statistical research based on his analyses of 1,960 clinical cases and 358 pathological specimens from cases of tuberculosis, and taught his statistical methods to several 19th century physicians and epidemiologists from Britain, the United States, and other European countries, including William Farr, William Budd, and Oliver Wendell Holmes.

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology.


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