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With general recognition of the magnitude of the aging population there has been a proliferation of general and system-oriented textbooks of geriatric medicine. By necessity these books are multiauthored, the subject matter will overlap, they will contain various styles of presentation, and the chapters will be of different usefulness to the audience.
In this book, the chapters on cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, rheumatologic, and endocrinologic disorders are comprehensive reviews with extensive useful references. They are an excellent starting place for the practicing physician confronted with a patient problem in these areas. The material is current and any errors are typographic or in
Contemporary Geriatric Medicine.. Ann Intern Med. 1986;105:484. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-105-3-484_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1986;105(3):484.
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