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To the Editor:—
The interesting letter of Dr. John Calvin Cutter in The Journal of Sept. 25, 1954, page 447, revealed a life similar to my own. I was born Sept. 22, 1867, graduated from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in 1893, and served nearly three years in hospitals (New York, Sloane, Foundling). Since then I have been in private practice in internal medicine with some associated teaching (New York Polyclinic). About 50 years ago, at a meeting of the Bronx Medical Society, we were considering attainment of old age. I ended my remarks with this prescription in rhyme.More golf and less hurry,Work done without worry,More milk and less meat,Toxin free from head to feet.With me this has worked well. Still get an occasional par.
Van Valzah Hayes W. GERONTOLOGY IN MEDICAL PRACTICE. JAMA. 1955;157(8):680. doi:10.1001/jama.1955.02950250054025