Calculating with Mortalities in Restoration London: John Graunt and his Natural and Political Observations

Dear Colleagues,

You are cordially invited to the next NLM History of Medicine lecture, to be held Wednesday, 16 January 2013 from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m., in the Lister Hill Auditorium, National Library of Medicine, Building 38A, Bethesda, MD:

“Calculating with Mortalities in Restoration London:  John Graunt and his Natural and Political Observations.

Kristin Heitman, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Medical History Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD

The paper will discuss Graunt’s ground-breaking epidemiological and statistical work with plague and other diseases in 17th century England. Drawing upon NLM’s extensive holdings of Graunt’s published works, this lecture will examine the development, evolution, distribution, and reception of Graunt’s book through its five editions.

All are welcome.

Sign language interpretation is provided. Individuals with disabilities who need reasonable accommodation to participate may contact Stephen Greenberg at 301-435-4995, e-mail<>, or the Federal Relay (1-800-877-8339).

Due to current security measures at NIH, off-campus visitors are advised to consult the NLM Visitors and Security website:

Sponsored by

NLM’s History of Medicine Division

Jeffrey S. Reznick, PhD, Chief

Event contact:

Stephen J. Greenberg, MSLS, PhD

Coordinator of Public Services

History of Medicine Division

National Library of Medicine, NIH