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Hawkins, Francis Bisset

  1. Peter Armitage

Published Online: 15 JUL 2005

DOI: 10.1002/0470011815.b2a17063

Encyclopedia of Biostatistics

Encyclopedia of Biostatistics

How to Cite

Armitage, P. 2005. Hawkins, Francis Bisset. Encyclopedia of Biostatistics. 4.

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  1. University of Oxford, Oxford, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 JUL 2005


A prolific author in the fields of industrial medicine and public health, Hawkins wrote the first book on medical statistics in English in 1829. The book now has only curiosity value, but it was influential in the use of hospital records and in the insertion of cause of death in registration documents.


  • medical statistics book;
  • hospital statistics;
  • cause of death