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Approach to the history of medical statistics in Spain

José Almenara Barrios
Area de Medicina Preventiva y Salud Pública
Universidad de Cádiz
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  • Abstract
    We present a historical approach to the Spanish medical statistics, where we aim to raise awareness of the role that Statistics has played in the development of medicine and health sciences in our country. We have studied the evolution of statistical applications in medicine and epidemiology over a period from the second half of the seventeenth century until the early sixties of the twentieth century. This historical approach is supported from a methodological point of view by arguments developed in previous works (Almenara et al, 2003), (Almenara, 2009).
  • Keywords: History, Medical statistics, Biostatistics, Epidemiology.
  • AMS Subject classifications: 01A05.