Between 1920 and 2020, the average human life span doubled. How did we do it? Science mattered — but so did activism.
Great (and lengthy) article from the NY Times by Steven Johnson
Johnson is also hosting a PBS mini-series, and part one airs on May 11. A preview is available.
Extra Life: a short history of living longer
“Discover the little-known story of the innovations in science and medicine that doubled the human lifespan in less than a century, and celebrate the unsung heroes of public health who believed change was possible and acted on it.”