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Physicians interested in gerontology encounter three phenomena in practically every new book on the subject. First, biomedical investigators have gained at least one major insight into the process of senescence. Second, discrete age-related changes in the structure and function of various body systems have been shown to be increasingly interrelated or interdependent. Third, the clinical and laboratory advances in this broad field still are due to the work or direct influence of about a dozen pioneering scientists.
These phenomena are apparent throughout these 28 essays originally presented at a world conference cosponsored by the World Health Organization and L'Institute de
Aging: A Challenge to Science and Society.. Ann Intern Med. 1981;95:790. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-95-6-790_2
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