National Geographic : 1967 Jun
"With this ring I thee wed. .. " until the year 2017, or longer. If today's figures of life expectancy hold good for them, this young couple could celebrate their fiftieth anniversary in the year 2017. Over 160,000 couples did celebrate their golden wedding anniversaries in the United States in 1966. Never before have the chances been so good for young people to enjoy long and healthy lives. They can depend on better-trained physicians, better hospitals, better diagnostic aids and new and better medicines-including many developed by Parke-Davis. Can still greater gains be made in prolonging life? Almost surely, if research finds ways to curb diseases of the heart and blood vessels, cancer and a host of viral and parasitic infections. To hasten control of these life-shortening diseases, Parke-Davis conducts one of the most extensive research programs supported by a maker of medicines.