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Why Geriatrics?

Louise Aronson, MD
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From University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA 94118.

Requests for Single Reprints: Louise Aronson, MD, University of California, San Francisco, 3333 California Street, Suite 380, San Francisco, CA 94118.

Ann Intern Med. 2010;152(1):61. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-152-1-201001050-00015
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I blame the hats. Mrs. Chin's red-and-gold San Francisco 49ers watch cap pulled low over her toothless smiling face despite the late-September heat wave. The jangle of World War II combat medals as Antonio Anorico held his faded green fedora to his chest and bowed from the waist when I came through the examination room door. Annabelle Winters' golf visors, a different pastel color for each day of the week, matched to her pressed sweatsuits and socks by the private duty aides her son hired for her comfort and convenience.





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