Medicine: Young & Old

Mrs. Anna Smith, 38, of Carbondale, Ill., was unimpressed last week when told that the birth of her seventh child had caused public interest. "Maybe it has," she gloomed, "but it hasn't caused no excitement around this house. Just more work." What interested those outside the Smith household: Mr. Smith, a former undertaker and currently an evangelist preacher, claims to be 101 years old. His son Dallas, the latest arrival, is the youngest of a family begun when Smith was in his late eighties. Father Smith's explanation of his undiminished virility: "I always eat plenty, and I've never done any hard...

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