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Sept 30, 1968

The Care of the Geriatric Patient

JAMA. 1968;206(1):137. doi:10.1001/jama.1968.03150010085039

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The professional acceptance of this timely, well-written textbook is attested by a third edition within ten years. It has undergone a revision involving special efforts to incorporate new viewpoints. Chapters have been added on exercise, vascular surgery, eye disorders, otorhino-laryngology, urology, and dermatologic aspects. The increasing awareness of the social responsibilities of the physician is brought out in new chapters: Living Arrangements for the Elderly, The Patient and the Physician, as well as The Geriatric Patient in the Community. Particularly noteworthy is the chapter on spiritual aspects written by a rabbi, a Protestant pastor, and a Roman Catholic priest. The volume is recommended to physicians and students who wish to familiarize themselves with current viewpoints in this area of medical and social problems which have become one of the absorbing interests of our time. A special commendation is due to the editor who, while not a clinician, has directed his