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Ours is an aging population, we are told, and a great deal of our legislation is concerned with the welfare of the elderly; associations are formed for their mutual interests; sprawling retirement communities appear almost overnight in some resort areas for the occupancy of those whose lives and influences on society are near completion. Medical writing has reflected the national interest in the problems of the elderly. Geriatrics is a recognized and rapidly growing specialty, with its own journals and societies.
In sharp contrast, the problems of the 20 million adolescents of our population, whose enormous influence on the course
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Medical Care of the Adolescent.. Ann Intern Med. 1966;65:384. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-65-2-384_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1966;65(2):384.
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