“On the Construction of Life Tables, illustrated by a New Life Table of the Healthy Districts of England. Read April 7, 1859.” In: The Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, 1859, pp. 837-878.

The first printing of Farr’s preliminary report describing the use of the Scheutz calculator to prepare life tables, published five years before his English Life Tables (1864, see Garrison & Morton 1700.1), and representing the very earliest application of computers to medical statistics. The table was one of the greatest achievements of William Farr, the Scheutzes and, of course, Charles Babbage, who was inspirational in this project. Pencil numerals on verso of the title, otherwise fine. Modern boards. The extracted paper, with the original title-page to the volume bound in. Quarto. [2], 42 pages, 1 folding table. Item #12089

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