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The Longevity of Man; Its Facts and Fictions; with a Prefatory Letter to Prof. Owen..on the Limits and Frequency… by  William John Thoms - 1879 - from Alcuin Books, ABAA-ILAB (SKU: 025570)

The Longevity of Man; Its Facts and Fictions; with a Prefatory Letter to Prof. Owen..on the Limits and Frequency of Exceptional Cases

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The Longevity of Man; Its Facts and Fictions; with a Prefatory Letter to Prof. Owen..on the Limits and Frequency of Exceptional Cases

by Thoms, William John

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London: Norgate, 1879. Octavo. xxxii, 320 pages. The author was a legendary antiquary whose scholarship gave us the word "folklore". He wrote on the origins of the duties, privileges and ranks of nobility, and he was the friend as well as an influence on Charles Dickens and many of the accomplished writers and scholars in England. It was his econoclastic treatise here on Human Longevity which raised a storm since he challenged what many had believed as authentic ases of those who lived well beyond a hundred years. He said that they were extremely rare (though in the 21st century through medicine, it has become far more common.

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Title
The Longevity of Man; Its Facts and Fictions; with a Prefatory Letter to Prof. Owen..on the Limits and Frequency of Exceptional Cases
Author
Thoms, William John
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Publisher
Norgate
Place of Publication
London
Date Published
1879
Keywords
Longevity, Folklore and Longevity; Living Beyond 100 Years
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