License to Kill

We must all die. But prosperity, good food, and medical advances allow that day, at least in most advanced industrial countries, to be postponed far beyond any time dreamed of by our ancestors. The biblical golden age of threescore and ten has become commonplace. And where advanced old age is not reached, still many older people manage to live with ills that rapidly ended the lives of their parents or grandparents.

Because death has been...

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