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Extending the lifespan: problems and questions

Tom Stockfisch tps at chem.ucsd.edu
Thu May 7 18:01:30 EST 1992

In article <9204252246.AA00384 at genbank.bio.net> GMP at PSUVM.PSU.EDU writes:
>There are serious political ramifications to any medical advance.  When we
>stopped infant mortality in Africa, we introduced famine.

I've heard the exact opposite.
That reduction of infant mortality is the key to population _control_.
People keep on having lots of babies until reduction of infant mortality
gives them the
confidence that their children are all likely to grow up and be able to
support them in old age and carry on the family name.
Can someone who really knows this subject provide some hard data?

|| Tom Stockfisch, UCSD Chemistry	tps at chem.ucsd.edu

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