Geriatric Medicine

Problems and Practice

  • M. S. J. Pathy
  • P. Finucane

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Ageing: An Overview

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. D. G. Seymour, R. M. Seymour
      Pages 3-13
    3. Deirdre Hine
      Pages 15-30
  3. Clinical Problems in the Elderly

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 31-31
    2. T. P. L. Thomas
      Pages 33-43
    3. M. S. J. Pathy
      Pages 45-58
    4. W. E. Wilkins
      Pages 59-70
    5. June Arnold
      Pages 71-87
    6. P. Finucane
      Pages 89-99
    7. A. B. Davies
      Pages 101-113
    8. T. Rudra
      Pages 115-124
    9. P. Finucane
      Pages 125-138
    10. Jane Bradshaw
      Pages 139-149
    11. Gladys M. Tinker
      Pages 151-163
    12. Lyn Beck, D. Jones
      Pages 165-176
    13. Carol Comlay, S. D. G. Stephens
      Pages 177-188
    14. Anne Freeman
      Pages 189-204
    15. D. F. Jessett
      Pages 205-218
    16. D. Coakley
      Pages 219-230
    17. A. J. Bayer
      Pages 231-241
    18. Delyth Alldrick
      Pages 243-254
    19. R. D. Hutton
      Pages 255-268
    20. Jane Bradshaw
      Pages 269-278
    21. R. T. M. Edwards
      Pages 279-287
    22. G. V. Boswell
      Pages 289-296
  4. Aspects of Medical Care in the Elderly

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 297-297
    2. C. G. Swift
      Pages 299-311
    3. Gladys M. Tinker
      Pages 313-320
    4. Rhian E. Owen
      Pages 321-331
  5. Delivery of Health Care to the Elderly

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 333-333
    2. C. Twining
      Pages 335-347
    3. Sally Venn, G. Conlon
      Pages 349-366
    4. G. Davison, T. E. Finucane, D. W. Molloy, K. Smith, J. B. Walsh, M. Woodward
      Pages 367-374
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 375-383

About this book


Medical care of the elderly today challenges the practitioner to break away from narrow diagnostic labelling and view the whole picture of disease in old age. In an excellent problem-oriented approach, Geriatric Medicine offers a complete overview for practitioners. The main portion of the text deals with the common diseases of old age; important aspects such as physiology, demography, and health care delivery are discussed in separate chapters. Social and legal aspects in the major English-speaking countries receive adequate attention. All of the contributors have at some time been connected with the University Department of Geriatric Medicine in Cardiff and attest to a positive and dynamic approach in geriatric medicine, an approach that has international validity and relevance.


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Authors and affiliations

  • M. S. J. Pathy
    • 1
  • P. Finucane
    • 1
  1. 1.University of Wales College of MedicineCardiffUK

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