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May 1955

Symposium on Problems of Gerontology.

AMA Arch Intern Med. 1955;95(5):763-764. doi:10.1001/archinte.1955.00250110133025

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The period since the end of World War II has seen the advent and flourishing of many symposia, colloquia, and stenographic reports of work in progress. Under the auspices of various foundations a group of specialists, usually in a narrow field, are brought together to give a synoptical view of actively advancing research. While this occasionally calls to mind the breathless extravagance of the lay journals which peddle their medical miracles for the consumption of the uncritical, or the county fair side-show announcer, in general such symposia have served a very useful purpose of collecting in concentrated form a review of recent work and a preview of things to come. This present symposium falls under the latter catagory, since for the most part it points out the vast unknown terrain open for exploration in the fields of nutrition and gerontology. Both these fields have been somewhat off the beaten track

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