Medicine: Old Age

It took the prestige and initiative of the New York Academy of Medicine to hold, lasting the past fortnight, the country's first thorough conference on the medical problems of old age. Several hundred doctors, from all parts of the U. S., were attending.

Medicine knows no full picture of senescence. It knows many details—what diseases are peculiar to the age, how young ailments cause old crotchets, how various body parts wear out, how the mind grows dull. Little more detail did the New York conference bring out....