Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2003/10/30

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Subject: Re: [Leica] something something and now animals
From: "Phil Leeson" <>
Date: Thu, 30 Oct 2003 20:34:10 -0600
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Believe me, it's not quantity of life, but rather the quality that
counts- aka "QALY".
Quality-Adjusted Life Years...
I see nursing homes loaded with people waiting and hoping to check out -
the "celestial discharge".
If a few rats can help find a fix for the dementias, strokes, etc and
help avoid Nursing Home placement -- I'm all for it.
And I suspect more than a few list members are enjoying a better  life
post-angioplasty or CABG, or joint replacement - all procedures tested
out on non-humans first.
So, let's not just look at length of life but what we are able to do
with the all-to-short time we have.
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From: "John Collier" <>
To: <>
Sent: Thursday, October 30, 2003 5:50 PM
Subject: Re: [Leica] something something and now animals

> Most of our increase in life expectancy is due to simple things like
> the availability of potable water, consistent food supply, basic
> cleanliness and sanitation. Modern medicine is, of course, delighted
> take the credit.
> John Collier
> On Thursday, October 30, 2003, at 03:24 PM, Jeffery Smith wrote:
> > The life expectancy is certainly longer than it was 100 years ago.
> > lifespan does seem to be genetically determined. Medicine allows us
> > dodge
> > the bullet longer.
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