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This latest publication of the Ciba Foundation is the result of a colloquium on aging, its general aspects, by a well-known group of gerontologists, pathologists, and biologists. The Ciba Foundation is an educational and scientific charity founded in 1947 by the chemical and pharmaceutical firm of Ciba, with headquarters in Basel, Switzerland. As expressed by W. B. Bean, one of the members of the panel, a colloquium means "talking to each other." The value of all of the Ciba publications lies not only in the preeminence of the men who are invited to form a panel in their chosen field, but in the fact that they have an opportunity of "talking to each other," and this conversation is taken down verbatim, so that the reader may see for himself how the experts disagree with each other and in what ways they resolve these disagreements—sometimes, it is true, in agreeing to
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