Cracks in social gerontology's pro-aging edifice.

@article{Grey2009CracksIS,
  title={Cracks in social gerontology's pro-aging edifice.},
  author={Aubrey D.N.J. de Grey},
  journal={Rejuvenation research},
  year={2009},
  volume={12 1},
  pages={
          1-2
        }
}
  • A. D. Grey
  • Published 10 March 2009
  • Medicine
  • Rejuvenation research
“I sometimes point out the parallel with the situation 100 or so years ago when we figured out that hygiene could actually save rather a lot of lives of infants. You know, we could have said to ourselves, ‘Oh dear, there will be terrible overpopulation if we save all these lives with everybody having 10 kids. Let’s not do it. Let’s carry on letting these infants die.’ But we didn’t do that . . . to deny that saving lives is a good thing, it’s not something that most people are willing to say… 
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