March 6, 1954

Enriching the Years. New York State Joint Legislative Committee on Problems of the Aging

JAMA. 1954;154(10):877. doi:10.1001/jama.1954.02940440075033

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This pamphlet is one of a series of reports of the New York State Joint Legislative Committee on Problems of the Aging, The committee began its work in 1947 and was the first such group in the country. It has performed a unique and immensely valuable service in behalf of the older persons of New York. Its influence, however, extends far beyond the borders of that state and into every community. The format of this report is unusually good. The booklet is printed on glossy paper in magazine style and has stiff paper covers, an abundance of photographs, a few illustrations, and a number of tables. It is in essence a compendium of 27 essays by leading authorities on various aspects of the problem of aging, preceded by an introduction by Senator Desmond and a chapter on committee recommendations. The essays concern important aspects of the problem: longevity in New

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