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Department
Biopharmaceutical sciences
Course
BPS1101
Professor
William Ogilvie
Semester
Winter

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Midterm#1 topics1-5 January 27, 2014 Life expectancy (2009) - We live in a unique time and place - current life expectancy higher than at any other time in history Life expectancy through history • Approx 30 to 35 years for most of recorded history – Last 6,000 years • Approx 30 to 35 years through the stone age – 500,000 to 6000 years ago • 82 years in 2009 (Canada) – Most Improvements over the last 150 years • Life span is an educated guess – written records and archaeology • important to remember that only “important” people make it into historical records, life expectancy is mostly the “ordinary” people • Most improvements in life span have happened over last 150 years - Variations smoothed out as records are not precise - number of 35 years is an estimate made by combining data from various sources - numbers may vary depending on source used - range is more app
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