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Aging may have beneficial as well as destructive effects. This happens to books, too, as is evident as The Care of the Geriatric Patient matures into its fourth edition. The first chapter, on the physician and the patient, written by Dr. Cowdry, has benefited. It is a warm, true-to-life, humanistic look at the relation between the physician and the aging patient. The rest of Part One, which deals with specific medical problems of the elderly, has not been improved by adding new chapters, and I miss the more general chapter on the elderly that Dr. Starr wrote for the third
The Care of the Geriatric Patient.. Ann Intern Med. 1972;76:522. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-76-3-522_2
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