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How to lie about your age and get away with it

Steve Chambers steve at chambers.ak.planet.co.nz
Mon Feb 13 23:57:55 EST 1995

These questions were posed to me the other day:

A well-preserved 70 year old man presents himself at hospital, claims 
he's 60, and has a fake driver's license to prove it.

(1)	Would any clinician think twice about treating him as if he
	was 60? (I thought not.) 

(2)	Is there any biological or physiological measurement that could
	pinpoint his actual age? (I couldn't think of any easy one.)

A virtual penny for your thoughts?

(I_lurk,_therefore_I_am!_\ ,,,                    Steve Chambers
                          (o o)   steve at chambers.ak.planet.co.nz

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