Myths in medicine

BMJ 1996; 312 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.312.7046.1611d (Published 22 June 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:1611

Story that early retirement is associated with longevity is often quoted

  1. Adrian Padfield
  1. Consultant anaesthetist 351 Fulwood Road, Sheffield S10 3BQ

    EDITOR,—I read with interest the answer to the question asking whether there is any evidence to support the view that early retirement is associated with an increased life span1; I hoped that it might confirm or deny the validity of a widespread story. I first heard the story in the …

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