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Editorial-Life Extension – Strength Magazine – March, 1927

When we stop to consider how many people are interested in pro- longing human life, and when we realize how much progress has been made in that direction in the past twenty years, we have to realize how big a thing the work done by the medical profession in this field really is. Walter Reed did not succeed in discovering that yellow fever was preventable until after 1900, and today yellow-jack is practically an unknown disease. Most of the progress in prolonging human life has revolved around some such story as that of this American army officer and his assistants who, at the risk of their own lives, established first the cause and the cure for this plague.