Mammalian Longevity

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THE editor of NATURE has kindly forwarded me Mr. Ernest D. Bell's letter before publication. The formula therein stated is interesting, as it confirms the opinion, given in my previous letter on the subject, that a relationship exists between the duration of adolescence and the length of a mammal's life. Since the publication of the curve of life in NATURE, I find that the following domestic animals can be added to those already given. They conform to the requirements of the curve very closely, as may be seen:—

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HOLLIS, W. Mammalian Longevity. Nature 59, 486–487 (1899) doi:10.1038/059486b0

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