Biomedical Aspects of Aging Research

  • Paul A. L. Haber
Part of the Advances in Behavioral Biology book series (ABBI, volume 23)


Few subjects available to intellectual scrutiny at the present time offer the author of an introductory chapter as much challenge and breadth of scope as does this — THE BIOMEDICAL ASPECTS OF AGING RESEARCH which opens this text of AGING BRAIN AND SENILE DEMENTIA. The array of subject material is vast; the evidence leading to any one set of conclusions is confusing and contradictory; the interest is intense. Theories of aging develop rapidly only to fall into discard within a few short years or even months and lines of investigation that seemed to hold promise a short while ago are found to be “blind alleys”.


Entropy Production Basal Metabolic Rate Aging Research Senile Dementia Free Radical Theory 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1977

Authors and Affiliations

  • Paul A. L. Haber
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Medicine and SurgeryVeterans AdministrationUSA
  2. 2.George Washington University School of MedicineUSA

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