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Re: Possible New Portrait
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 12.1239  Monday, 28 May 2001

From:           Steve Roth <
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Date:           Friday, 25 May 2001 07:44:54 -0700
Subject: 12.1205 Re: Possible New Portrait
Comment:        Re: SHK 12.1205 Re: Possible New Portrait

Vick Bennison <
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>The lower life expectancy had to do with various factors like lack of
>intensive care units, lack of cures for diseases, lack of antibiotics,
>high infant mortality and pregnancy related deaths, etc.

Especially infant mortality. Average life expectancy at birth was only
about 40 in those days, but a 30-year-old could expect to live into
his/her sixties.

Thanks,
Steve
http://princehamlet.com

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