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Terse and concise, this slim book will repay careful reading by any internist who is uncomfortable about the fact that most of his or her patients are elderly, although he or she has never been trained in geriatric medicine. Dr. Hodkinson is a consultant geriatrician in Harrow, England, and his text gives evidence of long acquaintance with the presentation of disease in older persons. Many plain truths are clearly stated: "rectal examination is mandatory in all elderly patients;" "early waking is a classical symptom of depression;" some important diseases are "missing" among the elderly because of early mortality; and, most
Common Symptoms of Disease in the Elderly.. Ann Intern Med. 1977;87:133. doi: https://doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-87-1-133_2
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