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Greetings,<br>
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May I bring your attention to 3 key scientific publications&nbsp;
[&quot;Classics of Longevity Science&quot;], which first suggested a
quantitative theory of survival at extreme old ages.&nbsp; These three
pioneer publications are now available at:<br>
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<a href="http://longevity-science.org/Heterogeneity.html" eudora="autourl">http://longevity-science.org/Heterogeneity.</a><a href="http://longevity-science.org/Heterogeneity.html" eudora="autourl">html<br>
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</a>These three scientific publications are the first to introduce the
idea of population heterogeneity (gamma-distributed individual risk) to
explain a logistic function for mortality increase with age with
subsequent late-life mortality deceleration, mortality levelling-off, and
mortality plateaus. <br>
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While reviewing scientific manuscripts for peer-reviewed journals, and
research proposals for funding agencies, I have found that these three
key publications are not known to many authors/grant applicants -- hence
here are the detailed references with weblinks:<br>
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Beard, R.E. 1959.
<a href="http://longevity-science.org/Beard-1959.pdf"><font color="#0000FF"><u>Note
on some mathematical mortality models</a></u></font>. In:
G.E.W.Wolstenholme and M.O'Connor (eds.). The Lifespan of Animals.
Little, Brown, Boston, 302-311 <br>
<a href="http://longevity-science.org/Beard-1959.pdf" eudora="autourl">http://longevity-science.org/Beard-1959.</a><a href="http://longevity-science.org/Beard-1959.pdf" eudora="autourl">pdf<br>
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</a>Beard, R.E. 1964
<a href="http://longevity-science.org/Beard-1964.pdf"><font color="#0000FF"><u>Some
observations on stochastic process with particular reference to mortality
studies</a></u></font>. International Congress of Actuaries, vol.3,
p.463-477 <br>
<a href="http://longevity-science.org/Beard-1964.pdf" eudora="autourl">http://longevity-science.org/Beard-1964.</a><a href="http://longevity-science.org/Beard-1964.pdf" eudora="autourl">pdf<br>
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</a>Beard RE. 1971
<a href="http://longevity-science.org/Beard-1971.pdf"><font color="#0000FF"><u>Some
aspects of theories of mortality, cause of death analysis, forecasting
and stochastic processes</a></u></font>. In. Biological aspects of
demography (Brass W., Ed.), Taylor &amp; Francis, London 1971<br>
<a href="http://longevity-science.org/Beard-1971.pdf" eudora="autourl">http://longevity-science.org/Beard-1971.pdf</a><br>
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Hope it helps,<br>
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Kind regards,<br>
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-- <a href="http://myprofile.cos.com/gavrilov">Leonid</a>
<a href="http://longevity-science.org/CV-gavrilov.htm">Gavrilov<br>
</a>Author of the book
&quot;<a href="http://longevity-science.org/index.html#Book">The Biology
of Life Span</a>&quot;<br>
&nbsp;<a href="http://longevity-science.org/index.html#Book" eudora="autourl">http://longevity-science.</a>org/index.html<a href="http://longevity-science.org/index.html#Book" eudora="autourl">#Book</a><br>
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Dr. Leonid A. Gavrilov, Center on Aging <br>
NORC/University of Chicago <br>
1155 East 60th Street <br>
Chicago, IL 60637-2745 <br>
USA <br>
Fax: (773) 256-6313, Phone: (773) 256-6359 <br>
FOR MORE INFO PLEASE VISIT OUR SCIENTIFIC WEBSITE : <br>
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