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We are constantly reminded of the increase in our aged population and its attendant health problems. Nevertheless, a subspecialty book such as this on geriatric hematology prompts one to search for its justification. The authors preface their monograph by commenting that because geriatrics and hematology are usually dealt with in separate departments and by different personnel, they wished to help bridge this gap. From this reviewer's standpoint, this gap is not unspannable, but this bridge does not cross it.
The authors correctly emphasize that disease in the elderly is compounded by a higher incidence of malnutrition, malabsorption, neoplasia, and slow
Blood Disorders in the Elderly.. Ann Intern Med. ;75:986. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-75-6-986_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1971;75(6):986.
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