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Books, Journals, New Media
December 17, 2003


Author Affiliations

Books, Journals, New Media Section Editor: Harriet S. Meyer, MD, Contributing Editor, JAMA; David H. Morse, MS, University of Southern California, Norris Medical Library, Journal Review Editor.

JAMA. 2003;290(23):3139-3140. doi:10.1001/jama.290.23.3139-a

The title of this book, edited by Bernard A. Eskin, MD, and Bruce R. Troen, MD, requires explanation. Geripause, a term created by Dr Eskin, is defined as the phase of menopause after age 65 years. After reading this informative work, I believe the term geripause will become part of our medical lexicon.

The book has three parts: "The Effects of Age," "Care of the Older Patient," and "Conclusions and Commentary." The editors are ably assisted by contributing experts in geriatrics, women's health, nursing, psychiatry, and endocrinology.