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One significant problem that medical students and physicians in training encounter in their evaluation of elderly patients is the difficulty in distinguishing physical and radiographic signs of normal aging from pathologic lesions. Significant disease has often been dismissed because of failure to recognize an abnormality, and, conversely, many elderly patients have been inappropriately evaluated for what turn out to be normal changes in aging. This collection of photographs with their simple and succinct descriptions provides a useful and needed learning device. Unlike many other currently available texts in physical diagnosis, it provides adequate pictorial representation. However, although this atlas can
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Color Atlas of Geriatric Medicine.. Ann Intern Med. 1984;101:730. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-101-5-730_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1984;101(5):730.
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