n CME : Your SA Journal of CPD - The elixir of life : editor's comment

Volume 31, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 0256-2170



Life expectancy is increasing across the globe. A recent article in the points out that it is nearly 100 years since the British monarchy started sending messages to 'current citizens of [the monarch's] realms or UK Overseas Territories' who reached the age of 100. In 1917, King George V sent 24 of these messages. By 1952, this figure had increased to 255 and in 2011 the figure had increased 40-fold to 9 736.

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