We're unable to sign you in at this time. Please try again in a few minutes.
We were able to sign you in, but your subscription(s) could not be found. Please try again in a few minutes.
There may be a problem with your account. Please contact the AMA Service Center to resolve this issue.
Contact the AMA Service Center:
Telephone: 1 (800) 262-2350 or 1 (312) 670-7827  *   Email: subscriptions@jamanetwork.com
Error Message ......

Clinical Aspects of Aging: A Comprehensive Text Prepared Under the Direction of the American Geriatrics Society

C. A. Hedberg, MD
JAMA. 1978;240(6):570. doi:10.1001/jama.1978.03290060072027.
Text Size: A A A
Published online


Presently, there are more than 22 million Americans older than 65 years, with 1.2 million in long-term care facilities, yet the medical school curriculums and standard textbooks are often devoid of information relative to the care of the aged. As if to mirror our youth-oriented society, there is neglect of the concept that geriatric care requires a special body of psychological, social, and scientific knowledge. This multiauthored volume, prepared under the auspices of the Public Health Service and the American Geriatric Society, is an ambitious and successful attempt to improve this situation.

The subject is comprehensively covered, so that the book becomes a resource of information for family practitioners, internists, nurses, social workers, and all others involved with the care of the elderly. Chapters devoted to diagnosis and treatment span the entire range of medical and surgical specialties and focus on modifying the clinical approach so that it will accord


Sign in

Purchase Options

• Buy this article
• Subscribe to the journal
• Rent this article ?




Also Meets CME requirements for:
Browse CME for all U.S. States
Accreditation Information
The American Medical Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The AMA designates this journal-based CME activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM per course. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Physicians who complete the CME course and score at least 80% correct on the quiz are eligible for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM.
Note: You must get at least of the answers correct to pass this quiz.
Please click the checkbox indicating that you have read the full article in order to submit your answers.
Your answers have been saved for later.
You have not filled in all the answers to complete this quiz
The following questions were not answered:
Sorry, you have unsuccessfully completed this CME quiz with a score of
The following questions were not answered correctly:
Commitment to Change (optional):
Indicate what change(s) you will implement in your practice, if any, based on this CME course.
Your quiz results:
The filled radio buttons indicate your responses. The preferred responses are highlighted
For CME Course: A Proposed Model for Initial Assessment and Management of Acute Heart Failure Syndromes
Indicate what changes(s) you will implement in your practice, if any, based on this CME course.


Some tools below are only available to our subscribers or users with an online account.

0 Citations

Sign in

Purchase Options

• Buy this article
• Subscribe to the journal
• Rent this article ?

Related Content

Customize your page view by dragging & repositioning the boxes below.