Health, Aging, and Death
Emson, Harry E.
Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics. 1995 Spring; 4(2): 163-166.
...In times of stress it often helps to refer to fundamentals, kept as simple as possible. Distinguishing the inevitable limitations of aging, from those due to ill health, should be a priority. Trying to prevent, eliminate, or postpone the latter, and designing our healthcare systems to accept and ameliorate the former, could be further steps. Compressing morbidity, squaring curves as nearly as possible, and accepting that however well-squared they all must end near the same point, is one way of looking at it. We shall find neither the Fountain of Youth nor immortality, but we might become a society of gerontocrats.
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