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Eternal youth

BMJ 2003; 327 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.327.7425.1235-a (Published 20 November 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:1235
  1. Imre Loefler, editor
  1. Nairobi Hospital Proceedings, Kenya

    Contemporary health care aims at conditions reported to have prevailed on Mount Olympus, where the assembled were immortal and retained youthfulness in looks, skills, and sexual powers.

    The only member of the select group known to have had a disability was Hephaistos. No doubt nowadays his leg would be mended, probably with the help of metal implants, and thus, without a limp, he could pursue his wife, Aphrodite, more swiftly and prevent …

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