Invited Commentary



In this new section of our textbook, topics which have been in the background of surgery in elderly patients are now spotlighted. In the 10 years since publication of our first edition, it has been very gratifying for me to watch as more interest in the ramifications of surgery in the older patients – not just technical prowess – has developed; it brings us to the basics of medicine – “Primum Non Nocere.”


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of SurgeryJohns Hopkins School of MedicineBaltimoreUSA
  2. 2.School of Public HealthSUNY DownstateBethesdaUSA

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