Medicine And Books

Caring for the Fourth Age: A Practical Guide to Medical Problems in Old Age

BMJ 1997; 315 doi: (Published 25 October 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;315:1103
  1. W J MacLennan, emeritus professor
  1. Geriatric Medicine Unit, University of Edinburgh, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh

    J J Oram Armelle Press, £16, pp 223 ISBN 0 953 10700 0

    The increasing number of very old people with physical and mental incapacity has necessitated a continuing supply of simple, succinct, and practical books for lay carers and professionals. Dr Oram's response is a book that deals with the “giants of geriatrics” (mental impairment, falls, immobility, and incontinence), other common diseases of old age, and miscellaneous topics such as ethics, rehabilitation, and the demography …

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