Classic Papers in Geriatric Medicine with Current Commentaries

  • Robert J. Pignolo
  • Monica K. Crane
  • Mary Ann Forciea

Part of the Aging Medicine book series (AGME)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Robert J. Pignolo
    Pages 1-8
  3. Mary Ann Forciea
    Pages 9-19
  4. Jennifer Kapo
    Pages 21-25
  5. Mary Ann Forciea, Jean Yudin
    Pages 27-32
  6. Kathy L. Egan
    Pages 33-45
  7. Jason H. Karlawish
    Pages 47-59
  8. Jerry C. Johnson
    Pages 61-80
  9. Lesley S. Carson
    Pages 81-88
  10. Mary Ann Forciea
    Pages 89-94
  11. Robert J. Pignolo
    Pages 95-104
  12. Joan Weinryb
    Pages 105-112
  13. Vivian S. Argento
    Pages 113-121
  14. Edna P. Schwab
    Pages 123-144
  15. Mary Ann Forciea
    Pages 145-151
  16. Monica K. Crane
    Pages 153-165
  17. Back Matter
    Pages 167-171

About this book


The field of geriatrics foundations is rooted in the classic papers of early descriptions of aging and age-related diseases. In Classic Papers in Geriatric Medicine with Current Commentaries, the authors chose the "classic" papers, providing a combination of expert opinion and objective assessment. The 15 areas in this volume represent the beginnings of practice and thoughts about the best ways to care for older patients. Each paper is introduced by a commentary describing the singular contributions of the chosen paper, with a short list of other important early papers in that area, and, in many cases, reflect on progress in that particular field. The commentaries are personal statements by the authors about the influence of the papers chosen; not meant to be exhaustive reviews of the clinical area in question. Classic Papers in Geriatric Medicine with Current Commentaries exemplifies the importance of a paper and its ability to retain its impact over time. While many of the classic papers in this collection have stood the test of time, others have gained classic status by virtue of their profound influence in relatively quick measure or because of timeliness in filling a void in knowledge.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Robert J. Pignolo
    • 1
  • Monica K. Crane
    • 2
  • Mary Ann Forciea
    • 3
  1. 1.Division of Geriatric MedicineUniversity of Pennsylvania School of MedicinePhiladelphiaUSA
  2. 2.Geriatric Medicine Memory Health Clinic Attending Senior Health ConnectionCarolina Health Care SystemCharlotteUSA
  3. 3.Division of Geriatric MedicineUniversity of Pennsylvania Health SystemPhiladelphiaUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Humana Press 2008
  • Publisher Name Humana Press
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-1-58829-998-7
  • Online ISBN 978-1-59745-428-5
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