Can medical science accurately tell the age of a human being?Yesterday I went to a hospital to visit a friend. While returning, I witnessed an incident. An old man died in the hospital. The age of the old man was recorded as 67. The age had been earlier recorded (at the time of his admission) from his pension papers and Election I. Card. However, I heard the attending physician accusing the dead old man's son/relative about wrong information regarding his age. The physician was telling: "See, your dad was at least 75; If you would have recorded his correct age at the time of admission, the line of treatment would be different and he might have been saved".
I started thinking. Is it possible for the medical science to accurately predict a person's actual age? And is it correct that the line of treatment changes with the age of the patient?