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This large volume contains papers which were presented at the conference on old age which was held in Kiev in December 1938 under the auspices of the Ukrainian Academy of Sciences and the Institute of Experimental Biology. Old age is a serious economic problem in Soviet Russia in view of the liberal provisions of the old age pension act and the social security legislation. The volume contains some fifty papers dealing with various aspects of old age. There is a series of papers on the changes of the various tissues, organs and systems of the bodies due to old age with several excellent papers on changes in the central nervous system. The main value of the volume consists of the report of an exhaustive study of a group of 33 old persons between the ages of 90 and 142 years of age. The oldest people of Russia are found in
Starost: Trudy konferentsii po probleme geneza starosti i profilaktiki prezhdevremennogo stareniya organizma, Kiev, 17-19 Dekabrya I938g. JAMA. 1941;116(4):353. doi:10.1001/jama.1941.02820040087033
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