Aliis exterendum, or, the Origins of the Statistical Society of London

@article{Hilts1978AliisEO,
  title={Aliis exterendum, or, the Origins of the Statistical Society of London},
  author={Victor L. Hilts},
  journal={Isis},
  year={1978},
  volume={69},
  pages={21 - 43}
}
  • V. Hilts
  • Published 1 March 1978
  • Economics
  • Isis
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