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The elderly account for much, if not most, of our drug prescribing. Yet too many are still improved by that old saw of geriatric consultation, "Stop the drug or reduce the dose." Teaching hospital floors need this advice of parsimony as much as any others: Is the problem, then, one of simple ignorance or of prideful obtuseness? This book will splendidly teach those with open minds who are concerned for the elderly. Clinical pharmacology attends bilaterally, as it ought, to pathophysiology of aged organs and to the kinetic and dynamic characters of the drugs available. The focus on the elderly
Clinical Pharmacology and the Aged Patient.. Ann Intern Med. ;95:402. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-95-3-402_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1981;95(3):402.
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