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January 21, 1939

Zur normalen und pathologischen Anatomie des Greisenalters

JAMA. 1939;112(3):269. doi:10.1001/jama.1939.02800030079046

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Abstract

This renowned pathologist has presented in a brief monograph the histopathologic changes in organs and tissues encountered in persons between the ages of 60 and 80, exclusive of the pathology of the specific cause of death, such as infections. In more than 400 necropsies on persons from 60 to 80 years of age the author found no case of death due to the aging process itself. There was always a specific disease, arteriosclerosis accounting for one fourth. The monograph is a valuable contribution to the pathologic physiology of aging.

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