Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: life expectancy

  • Why do Nigerians die?

    Joseph HundeyinLagos, Nigeria A mere glance at the question “Why do Nigerians die?” would lead one to think it is one of the simplest questions ever asked. But on a closer look, one would discover that the question is indeed a deep one with unending answers. It is natural for people to die. Even in…

  • A changing view of death

    Amber Mills Anthea Gellie Michele Levinson Malvern, Australia   Roman mosaic depicting fight between two gladiators, 4th century National Archaeological Museum, Madrid, Spain We sit at a phase in human development when life expectancy is greater than ever before. In classical Rome life expectancy was a mere 28 years for an adult, in Medieval Britain it…