A foundational work on historical and social studies of quantification What accounts for the prestige of quantitative methods? The usual answer...

# Books By Theodore M Porter

## The Rise of Statistical Thinking, 1820–1900

An essential work on the origins of statisticsThe Rise of Statistical Thinking, 1820–1900 explores the history of statistics from the field's...

## Genetics in the Madhouse: The Unknown History of Human Heredity

In the early 1800s, a century before there was any concept of the gene, physicians in insane asylums began to record...

## Trust in Numbers: The Pursuit of Objectivity in Science and Public Life

A foundational work on historical and social studies of quantificationWhat accounts for the prestige of quantitative methods? The usual answer is...

## The Rise of Statistical Thinking 1820-1900

An essential work on the origins of statistics The Rise of Statistical Thinking, 1820-1900 explores the history of statistics from the...

## Trust in Numbers: The Pursuit of Objectivity in Science and Public Life

## Trust in Numbers: The Pursuit of Objectivity in Science and Public Life

## The Rise of Statistical Thinking 1820-1900

Emphasizing the debt of science to nonspecialist intellectuals, Theodore Porter describes in detail the nineteenth-century background that produced the burst of...

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