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stroke and heart attacks, and you can - as we have shown by the High Blood Pressure Education Campaign.

There may be some intrinsic thing in just aging itself -- the natural aging of the body may be intrinsic, and if we can find out, maybe we won't get those diseases, maybe you can be protected, maybe you can take something to supply an immune mechanism that is always at work protecting you, if you can find out what the aging mechanism is.

Q:

We have a world peopled with Methuselahs!

Lasker:

Yes, but why not? I mean why should people die at any particular time? It's not the will of God. The average length of life was 49 in 1900, and it's now 73. And it's gone up two years since the High Blood Pressure Campaign. The average expectation of life has increased two years since then -- the High Blood Pressure Education Campaign.

Q:

Yes, the program.

Lasker:

Well, I bought a home in Greenwich, and that's about it.

Q:

Yes, and this makes you a resident of Connecticut, too.

Lasker:

I don't have to be a resident of Connecticut.

Q:

You don't have to be? Is this considered just a secondary home?

Lasker:

Yes. I don't know whether it will make a great difference or not.



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