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December 27, 1952

Conference on Problems of Aging: Transactions of the Thirteenth Conference, February 5-6, 1951, New York, N. Y.

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Edited by Nathan W. Shock, Chief, Section on Gerontology, National Heart Institute, National Institutes of Health and the Baltimore City Hospitals, Baltimore, Md. Cloth. $4. Pp. 194, with 24 illustrations. Josiah Macy, Jr., Foundation, 565 Park Ave., New York 21, 1951.

JAMA. 1952;150(17):1734. doi:10.1001/jama.1952.03680170088020

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This volume reports the second of a series of related sessions. The subjects discussed are a continuation of those of the 12th session of the Josiah Macy, Jr., Foundation and include those dealing with the cell, the integumentary system, and the endocrine and cardiovascular aspects of aging. The presentations at this conference were informal as in previous sessions and are reported verbatim. This conference is characterized by the same high level of organization as the others, and it further developed the multiprofessional approach to a single subject, which is referred to as an experiment in communication. The subject of biology of the cell was presented by W. Jacobson of England; the integumentary system by E. V. Cowdry; the endocrine aspects are covered by E. T. Engle; and J. M. Steele presents the cardiovascular aspects of aging. In addition to these subjects, Clark Tibbitts presents a résumé of the activities of

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