Clinical Aspects of Aging. Edited by Reichel William. pages. The Williams & Wilkins Company, Baltimore 1978. Price, $35.00.

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Abstract

This revision of Austin Chinn's 1967 textbook of the same title is concise and readable despite the fact that it has 53 authors. The editor and his advisory committee decided, that the new book “should not simply comprise a number of subspeciality chapters, but rather should emphasize the geriatric patient.” They have succeeded commendably in this aim.

In a multiauthored textbook one can expect repetitions, inconsistencies, and gaps, and this one has its share. A few writers have responded to space limitations by producing pedestrian, superficial summaries or by suggesting that only a subspecialist can deal with the problems under

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