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Any book that appears in a third edition has had some success. Here are 28 chapters by 39 authors about sicknesses in old people. Some are rather routine reviews; others, such as those on internal medicine, psychiatry, and rehabilitation, are stimulating.
The general picture of the geriatric patient is grim. He is assumed to be in hospital oftener and longer than younger patients are and is quite likely to end his days in some institution for permanent care. Yet, it is admitted that only 4% of the population over 65 are in any institution. There has been an increase in
The Care of the Geriatric Patient.. Ann Intern Med. ;69:852. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-69-4-852_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1968;69(4):852.
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