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NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH

Was What Ail'd Ya' What Kill'd Ya'?

Robert W. Fogel, Louis Cain, Joseph Burton, Brian Bettenhausen

NBER Working Paper No. 17322
Issued in August 2011

---- Acknowledgements -----

Fogel is Charles R. Walgreen Distinguished Service Professor, Booth School of Business, University of Chicago. Cain is Professor of Economics at Loyola University Chicago and Adjunct Professor of Economics at Northwestern University. All the authors are associated with the Center for Population Economics (CPE) at the University of Chicago. Earlier versions of this paper were presented to the Workshop on the Economics and Biodemography of Aging, University of Chicago, the Economic History Workshop at Northwestern University, the annual meeting of the Economic History Association, and the annual meeting of the Social Science History Association. We thank Michael Haines, Ann Keating, and all the seminar participants for their comments. Special thanks to epidemiologist Lauren E. Cain for her help with the empirical work. This work was supported in part by NIH program project grant P01 AG10120. The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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