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May 10, 1952

Man and His Years: An Account of the First National Conference on Aging

JAMA. 1952;149(2):207. doi:10.1001/jama.1952.02930190109034

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Abstract

This book, divided into 13 chapters, reviews the various subjects discussed at the First National Conference on Aging and the conclusions reached and the recommendations made by each group of the Conference. The 14th chapter, entitled "Next Steps," outlines the proposed implementation of the recommendations resulting from the conference. The book covers the aging population, population changes and economic implications, income maintenance, employment, employability, and rehabilitation, health maintenance and rehabilitation, education, family life, living arrangements and housing, creative and recreational activities, religious programs and services, professional personnel, research on aging, and community organization. It will probably have only a limited place as a reference work for social and welfare workers; but other than this, it is useful for no other purpose. One does not get absorbed in the book; it is somewhat difficult to read, and most, if not all the subjects, have been previously discussed, debated, and written about.

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