Medicine: Capsules, Dec. 13, 1954

¶ A team from the New York Medical College (Flower and Fifth Avenue Hospitals) submitted an encouraging report on longevity to the A.M.A. meeting in Miami (see above). The aging process (marked by hardening of the arteries, high levels of fatty substances in the blood and dilatation of the aorta) tends to reverse itself after 60, the researchers found, and anybody who survives the "threshold age" by reaching 75 has a good chance of going on to reach the 100 mark.

¶ Four-fifths of all victims of stab wounds through the heart die before reaching a hospital, but the rest have a...

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