Nevin S. Scrimshaw

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Economic history has contributed significantly to the formulation of economic theory.* Among the economists who have found history an important source for their ideas are Failure to take account of history, as Simon Kuznets (1941) stressed, has often led to a misunderstanding of current economic problems by investigators who have not realized that their(More)
279 Nutrition is now a well-accepted component of public health, but it is a misnomer to call it a single discipline , since it incorporates parts of the disciplines of biochemistry, physiology, genetics, physics, medicine, and the medical specialties, as well as the social sciences of anthropology, sociology, economics, and political science. Specialists(More)
Since this lecture is based on research still in progress, it is important to emphasize that the findings reported here are provisional and are subject to change as the current databases expand and as the analyses of these data are refined. Nevertheless, I believe that the general outlines of the emerging new theories of mortality, morbidity, and aging are(More)
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