May 1964

The Care of the Geriatric Patient.

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Edited by E. V. Cowdry, PhD. Price, $11.85. Pp 545, with 23 illustrations. C. V. Mosby Company, 3207 Washington Blvd, St. Louis 63103, 1963.

Arch Intern Med. 1964;113(5):789-790. doi:10.1001/archinte.1964.00280110169049

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This is a truly magnificent book. The editor has for many years been a recognized authority in this field. He contributed the chapter on continuity of care and made the statement so characteristic of him: "My qualification for writing this chapter is that I can speak from personal experience of about ten years as a geriatric patient. During this period, and for years earlier, I have been fortunate in the fine quality of continuous medical care received." The 23 chapters in his book represent the considered contributions of 28 specialists. The approach to the subject matter is strictly clinical. This makes the book of immediate value to physicians caring for geriatric patients who already have become familiar with the facts of aging. Continuous care is just as desirable in this field as it has proved to be in pediatrics. The geriatrician, the general practitioner, or the internist presiding over this

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