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Title: How old church records are helping us to assess the impact of childhood disease and why we’re living longer
Authors: Hayward, Adam
Contact Email: adam.hayward@stir.ac.uk
Issue Date: 15-Aug-2016
Publisher: The Conversation Trust
Citation: Hayward A How old church records are helping us to assess the impact of childhood disease and why we’re living longer, The Conversation.
Abstract: First paragraph: The Great Exhibition of 1851, housed in London’s Crystal Palace, showcased the newest of culture and science – including the world’s largest diamond, a precursor to the fax machine and barometer which worked entirely through leeches. Living conditions were tough, but having survived to the age of 20, a young Londoner attending the exhibition could expect to live until around 60. A century and a half later, 20-year-old Londoners watching the Olympics down the pub can expect to live to the age of 80. Access this article on The Conversation website: https://theconversation.com/how-old-church-records-are-helping-us-to-assess-the-impact-of-childhood-disease-and-why-were-living-longer-63741
Type: Other
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1893/24296
URL: https://theconversation.com/how-old-church-records-are-helping-us-to-assess-the-impact-of-childhood-disease-and-why-were-living-longer-63741
Rights: The Conversation uses a Creative Commons Attribution NoDerivatives licence. You can republish their articles for free, online or in print. Licence information is available at: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/4.0/
Affiliation: Biological and Environmental Sciences

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