Medicine: How to Live to 100

All diseases may be by sure means prevented or cured not excepting even that of age, and our lives lengthened at pleasure beyond the antediluvian standard. —Benjamin Franklin, 1780

One doctor who believes that Franklin's dictum can come true is Manhattan's famed Psychosomaticist Flanders Dunbar. But how? It occurred to her that one way to find out was to study men and women who have defied the aging process by living a hundred years or more, see what had made them tick so long. By questionnaire and personal interviews, Dr. Dunbar and her collaborators quizzed some 300 oldsters, 20% of all...

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