© 1990

Geriatric Medicine

  • Christine K. Cassel
  • Donald E. Riesenberg
  • Leif B. Sorensen
  • John R. Walsh

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxi
  2. Fundamentals

    1. Thomas H. Norwood
      Pages 1-15
    2. Christine K. Cassel, Jacob A. Brody
      Pages 16-27
    3. Christine K. Cassel
      Pages 38-47
    4. Marilyn S. Albert
      Pages 48-54
    5. Rosalie A. Kane
      Pages 55-65
    6. Jerry Avorn, Jerry Gurwitz
      Pages 66-77
    7. John R. Feussner, Eugene Z. Oddone
      Pages 78-95
    8. Christine K. Cassel, John R. Walsh, Mary Shepard, Don Riesenberg
      Pages 102-110
    9. Kenneth Brummel-Smith
      Pages 125-140
  3. Medical Disorders

    1. Edward D. Frohlich
      Pages 141-151
    2. Nanette K. Wenger
      Pages 152-163
    3. Diane Meier
      Pages 164-183
    4. Leif B. Sorensen
      Pages 184-211
    5. Lawrence A. Pottenger
      Pages 212-227
    6. Don Riesenberg
      Pages 228-238
    7. David S. Cooper
      Pages 239-255

About this book


Reorganized into a single, tightly focused volume, the new edition of Geriatric Medicine offers practical, authoritative, and comprehensive coverage of the diseases, common problems, and medical care of older persons. The thorough revision includes new chapters on "Urinary Incontinence" and "Falls" as well as expanded discussions of rheumatic/orthopedic disorders and neuropsychological testing. Particularly noteworthy is the superb chapter on "Dementia"; written by a neurologist and a psychiatrist, it provides a remarkably complete account of the dementing disorders. The book also reviews central issues in health care systems and policies, including the unique legal aspects of caring for older persons and the rising importance of home care.


care gastroenterology gynecology incontinence infectious disease management medicine nursing nutrition ophthalmology pharmacology rehabilitation rheumatology treatment urinary incontinence

Editors and affiliations

  • Christine K. Cassel
    • 1
  • Donald E. Riesenberg
    • 2
    • 3
  • Leif B. Sorensen
    • 4
  • John R. Walsh
    • 5
  1. 1.Section of General Internal MedicineThe University of Chicago Medical CenterChicagoUSA
  2. 2.Journal of the American Medical AssociationChicagoUSA
  3. 3.Pritzker School of MedicineUniversity of ChicagoChicagoUSA
  4. 4.Department of Medicine, Pritzker School of MedicineUniversity of ChicagoChicagoUSA
  5. 5.Geriatric MedicinePortland V.A. Medical CenterPortlandUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Geriatric Medicine
  • Editors Christine K. Cassel
    Donald E. Riesenberg
    Leif B. Sorensen
    John R. Walsh
    Diane E. Meier
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York 1990
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-387-96977-0
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4757-2095-2
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4757-2093-8
  • Edition Number 2
  • Number of Pages XXVII, 697
  • Number of Illustrations 49 b/w illustrations, 26 illustrations in colour
  • Additional Information Originally published in 2 volumes
  • Topics Internal Medicine
    General Practice / Family Medicine
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
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