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February 1947

Journal of Gerontology.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1947;37(2):260. doi:10.1001/archopht.1947.00890220269023

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This new arrival in periodicals, dealing with the various aspects of aging, physiologic and pathologic, their social and medical implications, purposes "to add life" to years, not just years to life—surely a laudable aim, if not just a pium desiderium.

Part 1 presents a number of interesting, if somewhat disconnected, chapters, entitled, "Gerontology," by Lawrence K. Frank ; "Logarithmic Increase in Mortality as Manifestation of Aging," by Henry S. Simms ; "Relation Between Age of Stem Tissue and Capacity to Form Roots," by P. W. Zimmerman and A. B. Hitchcock; "Aging in Nutritionally Deficient Persons," by Tom D. Spies and Harvey S. Collins ; "Prolongation of Life with Prevention of Leukemia by Thymectomy in Mice," by Jacob Furth; "The Hodson Community Center," by Dora Fuchs and Harry Levine ; "Budgeting for Social Security," by W. R. Williamson; "Attitudes Toward Aging and the Aged: Primitive Societies," by Leo W. Simmons; "Involution of Tissues in Fetal

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