FIGURE WO-15. Longer life.

FIGURE WO-15Longer life

Anti-infection medicine and other factors have helped dramatically lengthen the average life expectancy in the United States.

SOURCE: Social Security Office of the Chief Actuary.

From: Workshop Overview

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Microbial Evolution and Co-Adaptation: A Tribute to the Life and Scientific Legacies of Joshua Lederberg: Workshop Summary.
Institute of Medicine (US) Forum on Microbial Threats.
Washington (DC): National Academies Press (US); 2009.
Copyright © 2009, National Academy of Sciences.

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