Athletes, doctors, and lawyers with first names beginning with "D" die sooner.

@article{Abel2010AthletesDA,
  title={Athletes, doctors, and lawyers with first names beginning with "D" die sooner.},
  author={Ernest L. Abel and Michael L. Kruger},
  journal={Death studies},
  year={2010},
  volume={34 1},
  pages={71-81}
}
For many people, names have symbolic power that extends to their timing of death. This study examined the relationship between the symbolic significance of the first letters in the names of professional athletes (baseball, football, hockey, and basketball) and their longevity. A similar analysis was performed for doctors (radiologists, dermatologists, obstetricians/gynecologists) and lawyers for comparison purposes. There was a progressive decrease in longevity associated with names beginning… CONTINUE READING

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