"What is geriatrics?" is a question of increasing insistence.
Dr. Stieglitz is a pioneer and a leader in geriatrics. He was associate clinical professor at Rush Medical College, was the first consultant on gerontology in the United States Public Health Service and now is in active practice in and about Washington, D. C.
The first edition of this book, published in 1943, laid down foundations, stated principles and made a comprehensive presentation of clinical subjects designed to aid the physician in his daily work. This second edition, edited by Stieglitz and written by himself and forty-six others, has preserved the outstanding essentials of the first and has added new features which further explain, stimulate and inform. The most significant change is in the subtitle, in which Dr. Stieglitz broadens the term geriatric medicine, interpreting it as the "Care of the Aging and the Aged." Thus he emphasizes that medical care