Medical Science and the Future †

  title={Medical Science and the Future †},
  author={Carroll H. Long},
  journal={The Yale Journal of Biology and Medicine},
  pages={227 - 234}
In 1810 when this School was established the average expectation of life of a child born in that year was 34 years. A child born today can look forward to a life span of somewhat more than 70 years. Thus the expectation of life of Americans has doubled during the 150 years of the existence of this School of Medicine. Only 50 years ago the death rate from all causes was twice as great as it is today. In the case of certain diseases medical research during the last half century has brought about… CONTINUE READING