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Has geriatric medicine a core, or is it, as some recent courses imply, a distillate of what every good specialist knows about organ systems but in the elderly? From the exemplary Jewish Institute for Geriatric Care on Long Island, geriatric medicine is propounded as a practice of integrated working, as a scrupulous regard for detail, and, by case example and questioning, as a constant analysis-synthesis conducted across the interactivity of multiple organ systems and treatment modalities.
More than problem solving, the authors enjoin style and sensitivity, the negation of "agism," and some submission of the ego in team working. The
The Core of Geriatric Medicine. A Guide for Students and Practitioners.. Ann Intern Med. ;95:130. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-95-1-130_5
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1981;95(1):130.
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