Has the BMJ discovered an end to ageing?

BMJ 1998; 316 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.316.7141.1384 (Published 02 May 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;316:1384
  1. Eric S Kilpatrick, Senior registrar in chemical pathology
  1. Manchester Children's Hospital, Manchester M27 4HA

    EDITOR—Having deliberated over using the word “ageing” or “aging” in a manuscript,1 I was interested to see that the BMJ preferred to use the spelling without the “e” in their “aging issue” (25 October 1997). Given that the Concise Oxford Dictionary2 gives credence to both spellings, I wished to establish if a consensus existed within …

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