Edited by Jennifer Reiling, Editorial Assistant.
BY J. W. BELL, M.D.
PROFESSOR OF PHYSICAL DIAGNOSIS AND CLINICAL MEDICINE,UNIVERSITY
One of the saddest commentaries on the medicine of the past can truthfully
be said to be the neglect of the aged, as indicated by the scanty literature
on the subject and the general apathy existing in the profession relative
to the study of the normal changes as well as the diseases peculiar to advanced
life. To the profession of France largely belongs the honor of laying the
foundation for whatever we possess, fragmentary though it be, of senile pathology.
A PLEA FOR THE AGED.. JAMA. 1999;282(17):1606I. doi:10.1001/jama.282.17.1606