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ERIC Number: EJ303871
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1985
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From Senescence to Senility: The Transformation of Senile Old Age in the Nineteenth Century.
Haber, Carole
International Journal of Aging and Human Development, v19 n1 p41-45 1984-85
Presents a historical perspective on the meaning of senility, representing a significant change in beliefs about the nature of old age. Before the nineteenth century, to be senile meant simply to be old. By the late nineteenth century, old age was assumed to be synonymous with debilitating illness. (JAC)
Publication Type: Historical Materials; Journal Articles
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Language: English
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