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THE DEATH RULE OF TWO

In a geriatric patient population, twice as many people will die within the two months after their birthday as would ...

In a geriatric patient population, twice as many people will die within the two months after their birthday as would be normally expected. One-half as many will die within the two months before their birthday. — Gerry M. Flick M.D., Ship’s Surgeon, S.S. Constitution off Hawaii

08/12/17