AgeBMJ 2000; 321 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.321.7272.1341/a (Published 25 November 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;321:1341
An aged man is but a paltry thing,
A tattered coat upon a stick, unless
Soul clap its hands and sing.
William Butler Yeats (1865-1939)
Submitted by Fred Charatan, retired geriatric physician, Florida
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