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Type de Publication Article
Titre The real facts supporting Jeanne Calment as the oldest ever human
Auteurs Robine J-M. | Allard M. | Herrmann F. R. | Jeune B.
Revue The Journals of Gerontology: Series A
Résumé The 122 years and 165 days age claim of Jeanne Calment, the world oldest person who died in 1997, is the most thoroughly validated age claim. Recently the claim that families Calment and Billot organized a conspiracy concerning tax fraud based on identity fraud between mother and daughter gained international media attention. Here, we reference the original components of the validation as well as additional documentation to address various claims of the conspiracy theory and provide evidence for why these claims are based on inaccurate facts or unrelated to the death of Yvonne Billot-Calment, the daughter of Jeanne Calment, in 1934. Also, countering the contention that the occurrence of a 122 year old person is statistically impossible, mathematical models are presented which also supports the hypothesis that though extremely rare, as would be expected for the oldest person ever, Jeanne Calment’s age claim is plausible. In total, the quality of the investigation supporting the claim of conspiracy as well as the mathematical analysis aiming to back it do not reach the level expected for a scientific publication.
Année 2019
Url https://doi.org/10.1093/gerona/glz198
Electronic resource num 10.1093/gerona/glz198
ISBN 1079-5006
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