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Doody's Review ServiceReviewer: David O. Staats, MD (University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center)
Description: This book discusses human longevity from the perspectives of life sciences, clinical medicine and pathology, and the social sciences.
Purpose: The purpose is to review the findings on human longevity from perspectives of demography, genetics, biology, medicine, pathology, and the social sciences.
Audience: The audience is professionals in the disciplines above concerned with human longevity. It is appropriate for this group of persons.
Features: The text is well illustrated and contains pertinent references and a very good index.
Assessment: This book reviews the concept of longevity from demographic, biological, medical, and behavioral perspectives. In some instances, the analysis is penetrating; in others, the analysis is superficial.