Multiple System Interaction and High Bodily Concern As Problems in the Management of Aging Patients

  • Eric Pfeiffer
Part of the Advances in Behavioral Biology book series (ABBI, volume 6)


Before proceeding to discuss the specific topic assigned to me, I want to make a few general observations which may place the care of the aging patient into better perspective.


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© Plenum Press, New York 1973

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