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The optimist-expansionist school sees geriatric medicine as comprehensive yet critical, applied yet scientific, and medically based yet psychosocially oriented. So defined, geriatrics borrows heavily from psychology, sociology, law, and philosophy as well as the established specialties of internal medicine, psychiatry, and family practice. As a result, holy writ for this current movement will have to be profound in content and near encyclopedic in scope.
Cassel and Walsh's book is the first American work to present itself as a definitive geriatrics text. As stated in the preface, their intentions were to "bring together in one place the full content of geriatric
Geriatric Medicine: Volume I. Medical, Psychiatric and Pharmacological Topics. Volume II. Fundamentals of Geriatric Care.. Ann Intern Med. 1985;102:734–735. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-102-5-734_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1985;102(5):734-735.
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