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The real facts supporting Jeanne Calment as the oldest ever human

Abstract : 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 Aim :ing to back it do not reach the level expected for a scientific publication.
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Jean-Marie Robine, M Allard, Fr Herrmann, B Jeune. The real facts supporting Jeanne Calment as the oldest ever human. Journals of Gerontology, Series A, Oxford University Press (OUP): Policy B - Oxford Open Option D, 2019, 74 (Supl1), pp.S13-S20. ⟨10.1093/gerona/glz198⟩. ⟨hal-03479997⟩

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