John Graunt and his Natural and political observations

  title={John Graunt and his Natural and political observations},
  author={David V. Glass},
  journal={Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. Series B. Biological Sciences},
  pages={2 - 37}
  • D. Glass
  • Published 10 December 1963
  • History
  • Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. Series B. Biological Sciences
In commemorating the work of Graunt, the founder of demography, it was clearly desirable that a search be made for further information on his life. Perhaps the most striking result of that search has been to show how heavily we must still depend for our knowledge of Graunt as a person on Aubrey’s notes (1)*—both in their original form and in their more elegant elaboration by Anthony Wood (2)—and on the brief but warm comment by another of Graunt’s contemporaries, the famous book-collector… 

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