Aging Medicine

Classic Papers in Geriatric Medicine with Current Commentaries

Editors: Pignolo, Robert J., Crane, Monica, Forciea, Mary Ann (Eds.)

  • Long overdue review of the important “classic” papers in geriatric medicine
  • Unique format, consisting of expert commentary and reproduction of the original paper
  • Insightful clinical opinion combined with objective assessment
  • Broad area of topics in geriatric medicine culled from the literature over time
  • Identification of other fundamental papers in the field
  • Rediscover foundation papers in geriatric medicine
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About this book

The field of geriatrics foundations is rooted in the classic papers of early descriptions of aging and age-related diseases. In Classic Papers in Geriatric Medicine with Current Commentaries, the authors chose the "classic" papers, providing a combination of expert opinion and objective assessment. The 15 areas in this volume represent the beginnings of practice and thoughts about the best ways to care for older patients. Each paper is introduced by a commentary describing the singular contributions of the chosen paper, with a short list of other important early papers in that area, and, in many cases, reflect on progress in that particular field. The commentaries are personal statements by the authors about the influence of the papers chosen; not meant to be exhaustive reviews of the clinical area in question. Classic Papers in Geriatric Medicine with Current Commentaries exemplifies the importance of a paper and its ability to retain its impact over time. While many of the classic papers in this collection have stood the test of time, others have gained classic status by virtue of their profound influence in relatively quick measure or because of timeliness in filling a void in knowledge.

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From the reviews:

"Classic Papers in Geriatric Medicine With Current Commentaries highlights papers that changed attitudes about aging and contributed to formulating the subspecialty of geriatrics. ... The book highlights 15 areas the editors chose to represent geriatric medicine ... . This collection is primarily of interest to academic geriatricians, libraries, and individuals who study the history of medicine." (Kristin Robie, Journal of the American Medical Association, November, 2008)


Table of contents (15 chapters)

  • Perspectives on General Aging

    Pignolo, Robert J.

    Pages 1-8

  • History of Geriatric Medicine

    Forciea, Mary Ann

    Pages 9-19

  • Palliative Care of Older Patients

    Kapo, Jennifer

    Pages 21-25

  • Home-Based Care of the Older Patient

    Forciea, Mary Ann (et al.)

    Pages 27-32

  • Education of Health Professionals

    Egan, Kathy L.

    Pages 33-45

Buy this book

eBook $179.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-59745-428-5
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $229.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-58829-998-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $229.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-61737-874-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Classic Papers in Geriatric Medicine with Current Commentaries
Editors
  • Robert J. Pignolo
  • Monica Crane
  • Mary Ann Forciea
Series Title
Aging Medicine
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Humana Press
Copyright Holder
Humana Press
eBook ISBN
978-1-59745-428-5
DOI
10.1007/978-1-59745-428-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-58829-998-7
Softcover ISBN
978-1-61737-874-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 172
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