The Press: Health Experts

"You have to get used to old age," my friend . . . admonished me. . . .

"Is that so?" I said.

"Oh, you'll make adjustment. . . . You'll have to. . . ."

"Is that so?" I said.

The skeptical tone was characteristic of Dr. Logan Clendening's newspaper column, but there was more than skepticism in the words.

Dr. Clendening wrote such readable copy that 383 newspapers (combined circulation: 25 million) ran his daily "Diet and Health" column. His book, The Human Body, sold almost 500,000 copies. He scoffed at nostrums for lengthening life:...

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