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The world of medicine, although aware of the population explosion, remained oblivious to the accelerating increase in the numbers of Americans between ages 65 and 110. Not only were physicians unprepared to provide professional comprehensive primary medical care for the elderly, but university medical centers had not considered this emerging population group a matter for concern until the 1978 report of the National Institute of Medicine. Now, faculty and students ready to treat this patient group are ready for first-class textbooks.
In response to these imperatives, books focusing on the issues of human aging have been published. But these books
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Principles of Geriatric Medicine.. Ann Intern Med. 1985;102:876–877. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-102-6-876_6
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1985;102(6):876-877.
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