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November 1947

Medical Aspects of Growing Old.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1947;80(5):693. doi:10.1001/archinte.1947.00220170129012

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It seems recently to have become the fashion for medical men of a certain age to emulate Cicero and write about old age. Considerable geriatric literature has accumulated on this side of the Atlantic; here is a British sample.

The author writes pleasantly on the medical aspects of growing old and, on the whole, tends to show that the experience of adding years to one's life may be made into an amiable adventure if it is handled properly. He gives sensible advice in regard to the care of ancient hearts, blood vessels and digestive tracts and even of well worn hands, feet and skin. He has a nice philosophy, well expressed. He has prepared an attractive monograph which both patients and their physicians can study with profit.

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