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Diseases of Old Age.

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By LIPSCOMB F. MARTAN. , M.R.C.P. (London), Major Royal Army Medical Corps, Deputy Surgeon of the Royal Hospital, Chelsea. vii+472 pages; 13X19 cm. William Wood and Company; , Baltimore: . 1933.. Price, $4.50.

Ann Intern Med. 1934;7(8):1054. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-7-8-1054
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The author has produced a very readable account of the clinical characteristics of diseases in the aged, i.e. in those above the age of 65 years. He reminds the reader quite rightly that with the decrease in infant and early adult mortality, the care of the aged is becoming an increasingly larger part of the physician's task. Many diseases are not greatly altered by the age of the patients but others show very different clinical features and still others are practically confined to the later periods of life. The book deals only with these last two categories. The clinical descriptions




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