How humanity doubled life expectancy in a century | Steven Johnson

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How humanity doubled life expectancy in a century | Steven Johnson

Friday, 8 October

Doubling human life expectancy in a century is our greatest achievement, says author Steven Johnson. How did we make it happen -- and can we keep it going? Backed by fascinating historical anecdotes, he shares some life-lengthening innovations and reminds us of three key things needed to make sure all of humanity enjoys these advancements in health.
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