Old Age: Asset or Liability: ?

Ward, Harold
September 1942
New Republic;9/14/42, Vol. 107 Issue 11, p314
Focuses on the economic and social status of the aged people in the U.S. Increase in proportion of the older people to the total population; Statement of physician Lewellys F. Barker that four-fifths of the deaths of older people are due to breakdowns in the cardio-vascular-renal system, the respiratory system and to cancer; Discussion of the oversimplification of the colossal difficulty through the endocrine theory of the old age.


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