Aging: Its Complex Management. By Cape Ronald. pages. Harper & Row, Publishers, Hagerstown, Maryland. Price, $14.50.

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Taking what we in the United States would call a “problem-oriented” approach to geriatric medicine, Dr. Cape has translated some important lessons from his extensive experience in Birmingham, England, to the setting of the University of Western Ontario, where he has been professor of geriatric medicine since 1975. The heart of this slim text is five chapters on what the author calls the “O complex” of geriatric medicine: falling, confusion, incontinence, impaired homeostasis, and iatrogenic disorders. Starting from a broad base of scientific information, he relates such matters as neuroendocrine regulation and pharmacokinetics clearly to patient management. This is a

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