Tag Archives: Longevity

The English need to travel

Snippets 154.  Last week we looked at a quote from John Bull and His Island (1883), by Max O’Rell, in which the author (who hailed from France) examines the peculiar character of the English and what sets them apart from … Continue reading

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The 185 Year Old Men

Snippets 77.  John Abernethy (1764-1831) was the author of one of the earliest popular books on medical science, published in 1809. It was not long before other authors began to hang on his coat-tails, and in 1830 Common Sense or … Continue reading

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