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July 22, 1893


JAMA. 1893;XXI(4):134-135. doi:10.1001/jama.1893.02420560030006

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Some members of the staff of La Science Médicale, of Paris, have arranged for a convention of very old men at Paris, their object being to make a biological record and comparison. No person under ninety years of age will be eligible as delegate, and every one who offers himself for membership must show positive proof of the time and place of birth. The management of the congress promise to defray all the traveling and hotel charges of their nonagenarian guests, and good medical care will be devoted to them in order that they may undergo no improper strain or exposure. Prizes in the form of gold medals and money purses have been arranged for, and will be presented by the presiding officer, Dr. de Boissy, at the end of the convention. The president is himself a hearty centenarian who has practiced medicine at Havre for seventy years. No restrictions

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