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COLLECTION Identifier: 2017.1.36

Biostatistics Lab data and correspondence


  • 1926 - 1952


1 box

Biographical / Historical

The "Biostatistics Lab" is likely the Statistical and Anthropometric Laboratory established by Earnest Hooton, which was active circa 1930s-1950s.


For more on the Statistical and Anthropometric Laboratory: Browman, David L, and Williams, Stephen. (2013). Anthropology at Harvard (Vol. 11, Peabody Museum monographs). Cambridge, Mass: Peabody Museum Press.

On Hooton, the history of physical anthropology, and the "race concept": From Types to Populations: A Century of Race, Physical Anthropology, and the American Anthropological Association Author(s): Rachel Caspari Source: American Anthropologist, Vol. 105, No. 1, Special Issue: Biological Anthropology: Historical Perspectives on Current Issues, Disciplinary Connections, and Future Directions (Mar., 2003), pp. 65-76

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Biostatistics Lab data and correspondence
Entered into ArchivesSpace by Meg Monroe, 2020
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Part of the Peabody Museum Archives Repository

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