ROGER B. HICKLER, M.D.; SANFORD GIFFORD, M.D.; JAMES T. HAMLIN III, M.D.; BENJAMIN J. MURAWSKI, Ph.D.; H. RICHARD TYLER, M.D.; ROE E. WELLS JR., M.D.
The establishment of the Pearl Geriatric Clinic at the Peter Bent Brigham Hospital promoted a focus of interest on the ambulatory elderly patient within a separate clinic activity. At the outset it seemed desirable to undertake a comprehensive evaluation of those elderly individuals who became part of the clinic program, with its ancillary occupational and physical therapy services. Although minor physical complaints were often the basis for referral, most patients were seeking a long-term supportive relationship that would satisfy their various medical needs, whether physical or emotional. The study reported here was not designed as a statistical survey of the
HICKLER RB, GIFFORD S, HAMLIN JT, et al. A CLINICAL, PHYSIOLOGIC AND PSYCHOLOGIC STUDY OF 20 GERIATRIC CLINIC PATIENTS1. Ann Intern Med. 1959;51:1335–1355. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-51-6-1335
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