Monogrammic Determinism?

  title={Monogrammic Determinism?},
  author={S. Morrison and Gary Smith},
  journal={Psychosomatic Medicine},
Objective: Attempt to replicate a report that people whose names have positive initials (such as ACE or VIP) live much longer than do people with negative initials (such as PIG or DIE). The primary analysis in the original 1969 to 1995 study grouped decedents by year of death; however, average-age-at-death calculations for decedents grouped in this way can be misleading if the frequency of initials changes over time. Grouping the decedents by birth year solves this problem and provides a more… 

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