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Unformatted text preview: By searchers appointed by Parish Clerks Occasionally verified by examiners or by surgeons o Weekly reports to the downtown guild ha;; of parish aldermen; then published and sold o The mayor of London in charge; very few city pest houses (lazarettos); household isolation and pest houses were paid for and operated by parish churches The London Bills of Mortality o Italian cities had death registers, but they were not public o London reported news of deaths in weekly broadsides since 1592, then 1603 o How John Graunt read the Bills John Graunt o Sometimes called the father of demography o He was an ordinary haberdasher o He bought weekly Bills of Mortality , then asked what more could be learned from examining them? Some Examples: Reporting Causes of Death o Searchers Examiners or surgeons may confirm o Parish Clerk o Guild Hall of Parish Clerks o Plague Workers Watchmen Nurse-keepers...
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This note was uploaded on 11/18/2011 for the course HIST-H 213 taught by Professor Charmichael during the Fall '11 term at Indiana.
- Fall '11