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Primary Care Geriatrics: A Case-Based Approach

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Second Edition, Ham Richard J., Sloane Philip D.. . 717 pages. St. Louis: : Mosby Year Book Publishers; ; 1992.. $59.00.

Ann Intern Med. 1992;117(6):541. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-117-6-541_5
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Nowhere does the distance between a living, breathing patient and textbook information on disease seem as great as in the field of geriatrics. Patients rarely present with a single clinical problem, the medical history may need to be pieced together from various sources, and the physical examination may require acrobatics from examiner and patient. Illnesses often reflect familial or societal stresses, and therapy must be directed to both the internal and external milieu of the patient.

Dr. Ham has been a leader in the field of innovative educational strategies for geriatrics for over a decade. The first edition of this


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