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In response to the new diploma in geriatric medicine, three British physicians review the clinical aspects of old age and the clinical problems encountered in old age.
It is written in the main by practicing geriatricians and members of the British Geriatrics Society All of its 55 authors have hard-won experience and write in a very practical and straight forward way We would do well if we issued this book to every senior house officer in geriatric medicine and I think it is probably the best book to which a candidate for the diploma in geriatric medicine could refer.
Indeed, among things the United Kingdom could usefully learn from the French is the requirement that general practitioners with particular responsibilities for older patients, in nursing homes for example, should hold a Diploma in Geriatric Medicine.
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