DILIP K. JANA, M.D., F.R.C.P.(C)
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Dear sir: In the list of books and journals recommended for the internist and divided according to 13 subspecialties and 28 clinical disciplines related to Internal Medicine (Ann Intern Med 79:293-322, 1973), geriatrics was conspicuous by its absence.
There are several excellent journals and books on geriatrics, a fledgling branch of medicine in this continent, with great potential to partly fill the hiatus in health care created by subspecialization, stratification, and fragmentation of medical care. The exclusion of geriatrics tends to reinforce the belief that the internistgeriatrician is ignored, isolated, and, at best, subject to benign neglect by his peers,
JANA DK. Library for Internists. Ann Intern Med. ;80:120–121. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-80-1-120_3
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1974;80(1):120-121.
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