LOUIS A. M. KRAUSE, M.D., F.A.C.P.
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The finest description of old age, describing its organic changes in classical prose, is found in the Book of Ecclesiastes, written about 400 years more or less before the days of Christ. Let us consider each verse separately, looking at it through medical eyes.
"Remember now thy creator in the days of thy youth
While the evil days come not nor the years draw nigh when thou shalt say I have no pleasure in them."
Here obviously the speaker is talking to young people, saying "remember thy creator in the days of thy youth." This we must always emphasize
KRAUSE LAM. OLD AGE IN THE BIBLE AND POETRY1. Ann Intern Med. ;36:152–156. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-36-1-152
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1952;36(1):152-156.
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