KIC000005 - 9/22/2011 ~ In the matter of prolonging human...

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HDFS 377 Aging and Longevity Oldest Recorded Lifespan ~Jeanne Louise Calment o February 21, 187S-August4, 1997 (122 years, 164 days) • Older brother lived to 97, father lived to be 93. • Married a wealthy man, never had to work. • Husband died in 1942 (no other heIrs) • In 1965 (a!le 90) she signed a deal to sell her former apartment to her lawyer on a contingency contract • Smoked unnl age 117 • Took up fencing at age BS Drank wine and ate up to one kilo of chocolate every week. • Attributed her youthful appearance . eoil. ~~"-'M, • Reflections on class activity. Predictors of Longevity ~ In the matter of prolonging human life, science has played no part whatever. Take the case of Bessie Singletree: At nearly the age of five, Bessie suddenly became six and entered school. On trolley cars her age remained six until she was nine. When she was 11 years old, she was 12 , and for the benefit of movies and railroads, she was 12 until she was 15 . .. 0n her 27 th birthday she became 24. At 40 she was 39 and she remained so until she was 50. On her 70 th birthday everyone said Grandma Singletree was pretty chipper for an 80 year old. At 75 she had a picture in the paper as the oldest woman in the country, aged 93. Ten years later she passed away at the ripe old age of 109, o (Norman Ingersoll. 1936). Numbu of
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