Making Standards to Quantify All Health Matters : the World Health Organization’s Statistical Practices, 1946-1960

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ID Serval
serval:BIB_F3CD5640777A
Type
Article: article d'un périodique ou d'un magazine.
Collection
Publications
Titre
Making Standards to Quantify All Health Matters : the World Health Organization’s Statistical Practices, 1946-1960
Périodique
Monde(s) : histoire, espaces, relations
Auteur(s)
Lin Yi-Tang
ISBN
9782753554948
ISSN
2261-6268 (Print)
2260-7927 (Online)
Statut éditorial
Publié
Date de publication
01/2017
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Numéro
11
Pages
247-266
Langue
anglais
Résumé
This article bridges the history of statistics and the studies of international governance to answer questions about how the World Health Organization (WHO) decided what was to be collected as statistics and how it approached the standardization of the data collected during its initial years. In between science and policy-making, the WHO’s use of statistics serves as a salient example of its ideal of using science to resolve health problems around the world. Through a case study of the Republic of China, this article demonstrates how the WHO’s ideal was implemented and adapted at the local level.
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