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Aging Better

Aging Better Eighteen years ago, the Journal published an article entitled “Aging, Natural Death, and the Compression of Morbidity,” which has been widely cited and hotly debated ever since.1 The author, James Fries, challenged the assumption that the aging of a population is necessarily accompanied by an increasing amount of disability and functional impairment. At least in the developed societies of the world, improvements in public health, nutrition, and medical care have led to large declines in the numbers of deaths in childhood, youth, and middle age. Most people can now expect to live for a period approaching a full life span. . . . http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The New England Journal of Medicine The New England Journal of Medicine

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Publisher
The New England Journal of Medicine
Copyright
Copyright © 1998 Massachusetts Medical Society. All rights reserved.
ISSN
0028-4793
eISSN
1533-4406
DOI
10.1056/NEJM199804093381512
pmid
9535675
Publisher site
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Abstract

Eighteen years ago, the Journal published an article entitled “Aging, Natural Death, and the Compression of Morbidity,” which has been widely cited and hotly debated ever since.1 The author, James Fries, challenged the assumption that the aging of a population is necessarily accompanied by an increasing amount of disability and functional impairment. At least in the developed societies of the world, improvements in public health, nutrition, and medical care have led to large declines in the numbers of deaths in childhood, youth, and middle age. Most people can now expect to live for a period approaching a full life span. . . .

Journal

The New England Journal of MedicineThe New England Journal of Medicine

Published: Apr 9, 1998

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