Why do old men have big ears?

BMJ 1996; 312 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.312.7030.582a (Published 02 March 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:582

The Chinese believe that long ears predict longevity …

  1. Kay-Tee Khaw
  1. Professor of clinical gerontology Clinical Gerontology Unit, Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge CB2 2QQ

    EDITOR,—Readers may be interested to know that in the Chinese art of physiognomy one longstanding belief is that long ears predict longevity. There are several possible interpretations of the observed (cross sectional) positive correlation between …

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