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The major problem faced by authors and editors of textbooks of geriatrics is the lack of an adequate data base. Two successful but infrequently used solutions to this problem are either to write a short book sticking to relevant facts in geriatrics, or to write a longer book with clinical impressions and experiences of the authors. Most of the geriatrics textbooks published in the last 5 years have pursued other, less successful solutions. Many books are essentially modified textbooks of internal medicine, written by subspecialists in internal medicine who may or may not have experience in geriatrics. Another solution is
Care of the Geriatric Patient.. Ann Intern Med. 1983;99:139. doi: https://doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-99-1-139_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1983;99(1):139.
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