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ERIC Number: EJ308079
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1984
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The Infant Geriatrics.
Gratton, Brian
International Journal of Aging and Human Development, v19 n3 p253-56 1984
Reviews recent histories of geriatrics which suggest that early physicians contributed to the degradation of old age by labeling it a disease. Records of the Boston Almshouse Hospital indicated that assessments of the elderly's morbidity were prompted as much by doctors' desires for self-advancement as by the elderly's needs. (JAC)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Information Analyses
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Language: English
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Note: Special section on historical perspectives.