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May 1, 1954

Living Your Later Years.

JAMA. 1954;155(1):85. doi:10.1001/jama.1954.03690190091038

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Abstract

Successful living in the last quarter of the life span depends greatly on how the aging person lived during the first three quarters. It also depends on his understanding of the aging process and his willingness to adjust physically, emotionally, and socially to the changes that take place. The first portion of this volume goes into great detail on the recent researches and scientific opinions regarding aging, rejuvenation, the span of life, and the normal adjustments in physiology that occur as a person passes from maturity toward senility. The remainder of the volume concerns the treatment of old age, the physiology, the religious views, and the psychological changes that the aging person must develop in order to be emotionally stable, intellectually active, and physically capable of caring for himself.

The author is in a position to understand his subject, because he is in the period of life that he discusses

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