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Books, Journals, New Media
July 6, 2005

Osteoporosis

Author Affiliations
 

Books, Journals, New Media Section Editor: Harriet S. Meyer, MD, Contributing Editor, JAMA; Journal Review Editor: Brenda L. Seago, MLS, MA, Medical College of Virginia Campus, Virginia Commonwealth University.

JAMA. 2005;294(1):113. doi:10.1001/jama.294.1.113-a

Until her hip fracture, my mother was a ferocious shopper. Even in her early 70s, my mother would race down Fifth Avenue in New York City, shopping bags in hand, leaving me out of breath and begging for a rest. Then, at age 72 years, my mother fractured her hip. Suddenly, our lives changed, and these days we mostly shop from catalogs. Clearly, osteoporosis has had a profound impact on my mother and our family. For this reason, I initially approached Gillian Sanson’s The Myth of Osteoporosis with significant reservations. However, Sanson approaches the topic of osteoporosis with insight and wisdom, and by the end of her book, my reservations had turned to enthusiasm.

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