Pray the gods for healthy minds in healthy bodies and for a stout heart that does not fear death. — Juvenal In two previous articles published in Surgical Neurology International and in HaciendaPublishing.com, I discussed the benefit of longevity with quality of life. In the initial article, I countered the arguments made by various utilitarian […]
Longevity and compression of morbidity from a neuroscience perspective: Do we have a duty to die by a certain age?
Abstract — The search for longevity, if not for immortality itself, has been as old as recorded history. The great strides made in the standard of living and the advances in scientific medicine, have resulted in unprecedented increases in longevity, concomitant with improved quality of life. Thanks to medical progress senior citizens, particularly octogenarians, have
And I looked, and behold, a pale horse; and his name that sat on him was Death.Revelation 6:8 At the peak of his reign in A.D. 540, after accomplishing major political, judicial, and military successes, Justinian’s empire was struck by the old enemy of mankind, one that not even Justinian could conquer: pestilential disease. The