Talk:Biodemography of human longevity

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The late-life mortality deceleration law[edit]

Was first proposed by James Vaupel, I believe...but he is not listed.Ryoung122 18:35, 9 November 2007 (UTC)

  • Vaupel was born in 1945. This says "the first notion on the deviation from the Gompertz law at advanced ages were made by Gompertz himself in 1825, the first article specifically devoted to the problem of mortality at advanced ages was published in 1939 by British researchers Greenwood and Irwin"--Rumping (talk) 09:28, 18 May 2011 (UTC)