Letters: Dec. 16, 1996

CAN WE STAY YOUNG?

"Imagine the sweeping adjustment society will have to make if the baby boomers rock on for another century." DAVID NELSON BLAIR Easton, Pennsylvania

Yes, the prospect of living 100 years or even longer is quite exciting [MEDICINE, Nov. 25]. Yet what will mankind do with this extended life-span? Will we use these extra years of life to wage war against both the environment and one another? Or will we use the time to teach, grow, respect the earth and live in peace with our neighbors? CHRISTOPHER J. RENNER Phoenix, Arizona

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