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Is geriatrics a separate field split from internal medicine, or do the proponents of this view merely seek to develop a gimmick? Although the editor suggests in his preface, that medical care of the elderly requires special skill, the content of the book supports the idea that internists can care properly for these patients, and that recognizing their distinctive health issues is largely a matter of common sense.
A comprehensive plan of diagnosis and treatment would be difficult to present in a work of this length. Indeed, the book is composed of a disconnected set of review articles. As is
The Treatment of Medical Problems in the Elderly.. Ann Intern Med. 1981;94:424. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-94-3-424_2
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