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Old is "in," geriatrics is the latest fad, research dollars are available. Of course, we are in the growth phase of the inevitable and almost immediate tidal wave of research proposals, sometimes slanted to be more relevant to the new gerontocracy, and book after book is surfacing on geriatrics. After reviewing many of these books and proposals, this concise book was a pleasant surprise. In crisp British style its authors point out that most important among the "facts" is that the elderly have almost no facts in common, other than they are generally between 60 and 110 years old: some
Ageing: The Facts.. Ann Intern Med. 1985;102:148. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-102-1-148_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1985;102(1):148.
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