© 1986

The Elderly Patient


Part of the MCQ’s…Brainscan book series (MCQ'S)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. W. B. Wright
    Pages 1-1
  3. W. B. Wright
    Pages 2-20
  4. W. B. Wright
    Pages 22-44
  5. W. B. Wright
    Pages 46-64
  6. W. B. Wright
    Pages 66-86
  7. W. B. Wright
    Pages 88-106
  8. W. B. Wright
    Pages 108-120
  9. W. B. Wright
    Pages 122-132
  10. W. B. Wright
    Pages 134-152
  11. W. B. Wright
    Pages 154-164
  12. W. B. Wright
    Pages 166-178
  13. W. B. Wright
    Pages 180-188
  14. W. B. Wright
    Pages 190-204
  15. W. B. Wright
    Pages 206-232
  16. Back Matter
    Pages 234-236

About this book


How well can you tackle medical problems as they affect the elderly? These questions, derived from the regular 'Brainscan' feature of the journal Geriatric Medicine, are designed to help you find out. The medical care of the older patient must cover a much wider range of issues than simply the diagnosis and treatment of disease. Even these basic disciplines are subject to modifications in all their aspects by the encroachment of old age. It is hoped that the questions and their answers will portray some of those wider issues, and at the same time act as a 'refresher'. Try scoring yourself. This may give you some idea of your chances in the examination for the new Diploma of Geriatric Medicine. The questions are roughly grouped in chapters covering general aspects of ageing, the differential diagnosis of various presenting symptoms, and a brief look at the systems. Some social work and rehabilitative aspects are covered. We hope you enjoy them, and that you find something of interest at the same time. You may find Geriatric Medicine's regular 'Brainscan' quiz will help you to keep up to the mark hereafter. Acknowledgement I wish to thank Mr. I.W. Braby, M.P.S., who introduced me to word processing and without whose invaluable support at every stage this book could not have been written.


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Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Querns HospitalCirencester, GloucestershireEngland

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title The Elderly Patient
  • Authors William B. Wright
  • Series Title MCQ’s…Brainscan
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London 1986
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-540-16856-0
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4471-1421-5
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages VII, 236
  • Number of Illustrations 19 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Internal Medicine
    General Practice / Family Medicine
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