Medicine: For Old Folks

Last week, as Congress discussed changes in the old-age provisions of the Social Security Act (TIME, June 5), U. S. doctors also turned their attention to old folks. Attention-turner was Problems of Ageing,* technical tome on what is technically called geriatrics, which contains the scholarly opinions of 25 experts on the medical and psychological problems of old age. First bang-up work on geriatrics ever published, the book contains an introduction by 79-year-old John Dewey, lengthy articles by such famous scientists as Physiologists Anton Julius Carlson of University of Chicago, Walter Bradford Cannon of...

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