Pearl, Raymond, 1879-1940

Pearl, Raymond, 1879-1940



  • Existence: 1879 - 1940


Raymond Pearl was born on June 3, 1879 in Farmington, New Hampshire. He graduated from Dartmouth College in 1899 and received his PhD degree from the University of Michigan in 1902. Pearl held various posts as a biologist and statistician, the most prestigious being at the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland. His major fields of study were longevity, alcoholism and population growth and he wrote widely on these topics. He was on the staffs of several scientific journals and founded two, "The Quarterly Review of Biology" in 1926 and "Human Biology" in 1929. Pearl was also president of several societies including the American Society of Zoologist and the International Union for the Scientific Investigation of Population Problems. Pearl died on November 17, 1940.

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Raymond Pearl papers

Identifier: MS-66
Date(s): 1925 to 1940

Raymond Pearl (1879-1940), biologist and statistician. Dartmouth College Class of 1899. The collection contains papers include bibliographies on alcoholism and longevity, several manuscripts on longevity and alcoholism, and a translation of Johann Elsholtz's "Anthropometry" as well as pamphlets and reprints.