William Guy (statistician)

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William Augustus Guy

William Augustus Guy (born June 13, 1810 , † September 10, 1885 ) was a British physician and statistician.

He was trained at Christ's Hospital and Guy's Hospital . He then studied at the University of Heidelberg and the University of Paris until he got a bachelor's degree in medicine at Cambridge University in 1837 . In 1842 he was appointed Professor of Forensics at King's College London and Assistant Physician at King's College Hospital . From 1859 to 1869 he worked as the medical director of Millbank Prison.

From 1852 to 1856 he was a writer for the Journal of the Statistical Society of London , and from 1873 to 1875 he was President of the Society. This, meanwhile renamed the Royal Statistical Society , dedicated the Guy Medal to him .

supporting documents

  1. RSS William Guy Lecture. Information on the Guy Lecture and Guy Medal of the Royal Statistical Society (RSS), accessed on February 13, 2017.