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Too much of a good thing . . . ? [aging process]

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The consequences of considering human aging as a disease process rather than a natural inevitable part of life are addressed. These involve: (1) the conceptual realignment of the understanding of aging; (2) the use of costly medical technologies to sustain life at increasingly advanced ages; and (3) the increased cost of caring for an aging population. The development and use of medical technologies and bioengineering are also affected.<>

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Technology and Society Magazine, IEEE  (Volume:7 ,  Issue: 2 )

Date of Publication:

June 1988

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