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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
Author(s): Hayward, Adam
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Issue Date: 15-Aug-2016
Date Deposited: 23-Sep-2016
Publisher: The Conversation Trust
Citation: Hayward A (2016) How old church records are helping us to assess the impact of childhood disease and why we’re living longer. The Conversation. 15.08.2016.
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:
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