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It is unfortunate that many journalistic statements of the great results accomplished by modern scientific medicine have so emphasized the fact of the increase in the average longevity, from 35 years in 1880 to 42 years in the male and 47 years for the female in 1910, to 58 years in 1920, that they have been led to broadcast prophetic estimations of the power of preventive medicine to bring about still further increases in the average duration of life, to 65 years in 1930, and to 75, 80 and still higher in future decades. One enthusiastic medical lecturer upon this
COMMON SENSE AND SO-CALLED LIFE EXTENSION. Ann Intern Med. ;2:571–575. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-2-6-571
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1928;2(6):571-575.
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