TAMARA HARRIS, M.D.
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To the editor: As a recent medical school graduate interested in a career in geriatric medicine, I applaud Dr. Beeson's editorial in the February issue (1) and agree on many of the issues he raises.
Medical educators are not, however, disinterested in responding to the needs of the elderly. Whether taught how to care for elderly persons or not, medical students are influenced by their experiences with these patients. Spence and associates (2) have documented that negative attitudes towards older persons grow from the first to the fourth year of medical school. Kutner (3) has found that experiences with the
HARRIS T. Geriatric Medicine. Ann Intern Med. ;90:851–852. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-90-5-851_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1979;90(5):851-852.
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