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Doody's Review ServiceReviewer: David O. Staats, MD (University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center)
Description: This is a comprehensive textbook of geriatrics and gerontology.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide a comprehensive look at what is known about aging, human aging, diseases of older persons, and ways of caring for older persons.
Audience: The audience is primarily fellows in geriatrics medicine as well as medical students, residents, attending physicians, and all other healthcare professionals needing information about geriatric medicine.
Features: This book is extensively and authoritatively referenced and illustrated.
Assessment: By any measure this is the definitive textbook of geriatric medicine. The breadth and depth of coverage from all angles is impressive. Recent advances in theories of aging and the organization of healthcare in the United States for older persons are included in this new edition. Every medical library should possess this book.