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Agriculture Problems
Longevity Miscellany
Agricultural History
Sanitation
Health Progress As Myth Miscellany

longer lifespans came from sanitation, not medicine      web

webhttps://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/medication-live-longer-longevity_us_5c1a9231e4b0ce5184b9bcc1?ncid=txtlnkusaolp00000618
authorIlana Strauss
publicationHuffPost
date2019-01-10

The rise of farming increased population density, which spread infection that was not avoided effectively until recently with better sanitation. Before farming, things like infant mortality [and trauma] brought the mean life extectancy down greatly, but many people lived as long as we do today.

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webMartin A Makary, professor1 , ...BMJ2016-05-03

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