Books, Journals, New Media Section Editor: Harriet
S. Meyer, MD, Contributing Editor, JAMA; David H. Morse, MS, University
of Southern California, Norris Medical Library, Journal Review Editor.
It is hard enough to understand the past; it is much more difficult
to anticipate the future. Most forecasts rely on simple extrapolations from
the present with a dash of imagination thrown in for new technologies.
What happens when biology meets the baby boom? This book considers the
effects of medical advances on the aging of our society and the social consequences.
It tests the impacts of a variety of assumptions, largely based on reasonable
(but theoretical) extrapolations of best-case and worst-case scenarios.
Kane RL. Aging. JAMA. 2004;292(4):505-506. doi:10.1001/jama.292.4.505