Geriatric Medicine

  • Christine K. Cassel
  • Harvey J. Cohen
  • Eric B. Larson
  • Diane E. Meier
  • Neil M. Resnick
  • Laurence Z. Rubenstein
  • Leif B. Sorensen

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxii
  2. Basics of Gerontology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. S. Jay Olshansky
      Pages 29-36
    3. Sylvia E. Furner, Jacob A. Brody, Linda M. Jankowski
      Pages 37-43
    4. Bernice L. Neugarten, Susan C. Reed
      Pages 45-53
    5. Jerry Avorn, Jerry H. Gurwitz
      Pages 55-70
  3. Contexts of Care in Geriatric Medicine

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 71-71
    2. Laurence Z. Rubenstein
      Pages 73-80
    3. Robert L. Kane, Rosalie A. Kane
      Pages 81-96
    4. Bruce A. Ferrell
      Pages 109-118
    5. Robert M. Palmer
      Pages 119-129
    6. Teresita M. Hogan
      Pages 131-151
  4. Clinical Approach to the Geriatric Patient

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 153-153
    2. Richard W. Besdine
      Pages 155-168
    3. Rosalie A. Kane
      Pages 169-179
    4. Marilyn S. Albert
      Pages 181-187
    5. Robert Allan Pearlman
      Pages 201-209
    6. Kenneth Brummel-Smith
      Pages 211-226
  5. Medical Disorders

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 227-230
    2. Cancer in the Elderly

      1. John R. Feussner, Eugene Z. Oddone, Jeffrey G. Wong
        Pages 231-247
      2. William B. Ershler
        Pages 249-255
      3. Luis Chu, Eric P. Winer
        Pages 257-279
      4. Susan Blackwell, Jeffrey Crawford
        Pages 293-303
      5. David C. Smith, Donald L. Trump
        Pages 305-315
      6. A. C. Evans Jr., Daniel L. Clarke-Pearson
        Pages 317-335
      7. Marc Gautier, Harvey Jay Cohen
        Pages 337-354
    3. Organ System Diseases and Disorders

      1. Nanette Kass Wenger
        Pages 357-374
      2. Mark A. Supiano
        Pages 375-389
      3. Bruce L. Gewertz, Tina R. Desai, Roy Fujitani
        Pages 391-409
      4. Lawrence A. Pottenger
        Pages 433-448
      5. Leif B. Sorensen, Joy M. Blair
        Pages 449-479
      6. Kenneth L. Minaker, Linda A. Morrow
        Pages 481-490
      7. David S. Cooper
        Pages 491-510
      8. Larry E. Johnson, Fran E. Kaiser, John E. Morley
        Pages 511-525
      9. Fran E. Kaiser, Margaret-Mary G. Wilson, John E. Morley
        Pages 527-539
      10. M. Chrystie Timmons
        Pages 541-555
      11. Catherine E. DuBeau
        Pages 557-569
      12. Sharon Anderson
        Pages 571-583
      13. Edith Burns, James S. Goodwin
        Pages 585-597
      14. Gene H. Stollerman
        Pages 599-626
      15. John R. Walsh
        Pages 627-636
      16. Joanne A. P. Wilson, Elizabeth L. Rogers
        Pages 637-652
      17. James R. Webster Jr., Thomas Cain
        Pages 653-665
      18. Michael T. Goldfarb, Charles N. Ellis, John J. Voorhees
        Pages 667-681
      19. J. Terry Ernest
        Pages 683-697

About this book


The third edition of Geriatric Medicine appears at a crucial time for health profession­ als, a time when the values and goals of our overall American health care system are being reoriented to those values and goals that have long been at the core of geriatrics. It is likely that the readership of this highly respected textbook will be even substan­ tially greater than that for the two previous editions or, for that matter, for any other textbook on geriatric medicine published in the United States. This third edition continues what its predecessors began-the goal of closing the gap between our knowl­ edge of the proper care of older persons and our capacity to deliver that care. Numerous journal articles and forewords and prefaces to geriatrics textbooks claim that the field of geriatrics has matured. Geriatrics may have "matured" since the publication of the first edition of Geriatric Medicine in 1984, but the maturation process has been slow and is still incomplete. It is true that the field has advanced in many areas. It has been recognized as an area of added qualification by the American Board of Internal Medicine and the American Board of Family Practice, and they have certified thousands of fully qualified physicians in geriatrics over the past decade.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Christine K. Cassel
    • 1
  • Harvey J. Cohen
    • 2
  • Eric B. Larson
    • 3
  • Diane E. Meier
    • 1
  • Neil M. Resnick
    • 4
  • Laurence Z. Rubenstein
    • 5
  • Leif B. Sorensen
    • 6
  1. 1.The Henry L. Schwartz Department of Geriatrics and Adult DevelopmentThe Mount Sinai Medical CenterNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.Center for Study of Aging and Geriatric Research Education and Clinical CenterDuke University Medical CenterDurhamUSA
  3. 3.University of Washington Medical CenterSeattleUSA
  4. 4.Gerontology Division, Harvard Medical SchoolBrigham and Women’s HospitalBostonUSA
  5. 5.Geriatric Research Education and Clinical CenterSepulveda VA Medical CenterSepulvedaUSA
  6. 6.Department of MedicineUniversity of ChicagoChicagoUSA

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