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July 16, 1932

Medical Aspects of Old Age: Being a Revised and Enlarged Edition of the Linacre Lecture, 1922.

JAMA. 1932;99(3):249. doi:10.1001/jama.1932.02740550063042

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The distinguished professor of physic in the University of Cambridge has assembled in a new form the data that constitute the basis of his lecture on medical aspects of old age, delivered in 1922 at Cambridge. Originally published in a brief volume, the lecture has now been expanded into a work of considerable proportions. There are ten chapters which consider the duration of life and causes of old age, the normal structural changes that occur, the factors that influence longevity, and diseases peculiar to old age, with special emphasis on cancer. Dr. Rolleston has availed himself particularly of the researches of Raymond Pearl and of Warthin's notable contribution to the subject. The literary qualities of any of Dr. Rolleston's articles are such as should commend them to the general reader; his reputation as a physician insures their accuracy. His book is thought provoking and will be read with interest not

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