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September 23, 1950

Conference on Problems of Aging: Transactions of the Tenth and Eleventh Conferences, February 9-10, 1948, and April 25-26, 1949

JAMA. 1950;144(4):355. doi:10.1001/jama.1950.02920040069038

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This is a series of 18 presentations by authorities in the field of gerontology. Each chapter offers a statement by a contributor and is rounded out by a record of the informal discussion, often with opposing points of view, which ensued.

In this volume no sequential relationship is evident. Each topic, however, is of significant importance, and the names of the authorities on the roster of contributors makes the work an essential tool for the increasing number of students who are concerned with the fascinating, dominant potentials of the aging processes. It is unfortunate that many important details of the researches of Shock, McCay, Riddle, Harris and others were not included. These men are blazing new trails. Their technics and their opinions should be widely known. Studies on the relation of nutritional factors to aging have uncovered extremely helpful information. Already leads have appeared which well may establish new approaches

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