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Drach expands upon Gompertz's earlier research into the theoretical law of mortality, concluding that Gompertz's formula expresses the true law of the decrement of human life.

Marked on back as 'Archives 7 May 1846 S H C [Samuel Hunter Christie]'.

Subject: Death / Mortality / Statistics

Received 9 December 1845 / 11 December 1845. Communicated by Benjamin Gompertz.

Written by Drach in London.

An abstract of the paper was published in volume 5 of Abstracts of the Papers Printed in the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London [later Proceedings of the Royal Society] as 'A Practical Extension of the Application of the Law of Mortality announced by B. Gompertz, Esq., in the Philosophical Transactions for 1823' [attributed to A M Drach].

Reference number
AP/28/4
Earliest possible date
10 November 1845
Physical description
Ink on paper
Page extent
12 pages
Format
Manuscript

Creator name

Solomon Moses Drach

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Solomon Moses Drach, Unpublished paper, 'A practical extension of the application of the law of mortality' by S M [Solomon Moses] Drach, 10 November 1845, AP/28/4, The Royal Society Archives, London, https://makingscience.royalsociety.org/items/ap_28_4/unpublished-paper-a-practical-extension-of-the-application-of-the-law-of-mortality-by-s-m-solomon-moses-drach, accessed on 24 July 2024

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