Views And Reviews

Aspects of Ageing: Perspectives on Later Life

BMJ 1994; 309 doi: (Published 16 July 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;309:210
  1. T Arie

    Aspects of Ageing

    Ed Peter Kaim-Caudle, Jane Keithley, Audrey Mullender Whiting and Birch, £12.95, pp 184 ISBN 1-87177-58-8

    Perspectives on Later Life

    Ed Peter R Day Whiting and Birch, £16.95, pp 178 ISBN 1-871177-44-8

    One of these books is subtitled “a celebration,” but aging is, at best, an ambivalent theme. Certainly it is a matter for celebration that most people now (in rich countries) can expect to live to a great age, and that most children can know a full set of grandparents; and that on the whole old people are healthier for longer, and better off materially than they were (though they are still our biggest group of the poor). The darker side of …

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