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November 18, 1933

How to Stay Young.

JAMA. 1933;101(21):1665. doi:10.1001/jama.1933.02740460067030

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Here is a book that is full of facts and almost as full of erroneous deductions from them. No one can deny the importance of diet as a hygienic factor, but, on the other hand, the author will find few who will agree with him that merely by eating properly one can make 70 the prime of life, even though Chauncey Depew, Thomas A. Edison, Henry Ford, John D. Rockefeller, Clemenceau, Hindenburg, Mellon and other distinguished moderns have expressed their opinions to that effect. The author quotes their interviews, frequently from popular lay periodicals. He lays great stress on the sixteenth century writings of Louis Cornaro, whom he calls the father of life extension. He stresses the alleged longevity of Bulgarians and concludes that fermented milk is the cause of their long life. He proposes that by combining the good features of New Zealand's healthy regimen with those of Bulgaria

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