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Textbooks on the field of geriatrics present many problems to writers (and readers). Is there a discrete body of knowledge on aging? How much of non-age-related information should be given in discussion of diseases? What is the appropriate scope and depth of discussion of research data on the aging process? How does one integrate the work of multiple and often distinguished contributors? And, finally, is the book useful to the physician?
Dr. Rossman, the editor, has done remarkably well with these problems, and I believe he has produced the most useful book currently available in the area of geriatrics. The
Clinical Geriatrics.. Ann Intern Med. ;75:660–661. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-75-4-660_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1971;75(4):660-661.
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