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The Resource Elderhood : redefining medicine, life, and aging in America, Louise Aronson

Elderhood : redefining medicine, life, and aging in America, Louise Aronson

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Elderhood : redefining medicine, life, and aging in America
Title
Elderhood
Title remainder
redefining medicine, life, and aging in America
Statement of responsibility
Louise Aronson
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"[P]hysician and [...] author Louise Aronson's Elderhood is a [...] look at a vital but often disparaged stage of life. For more than 5,000 years, "old" has been defined as beginning between the ages of 60 and 70. That means most people alive today will spend more years in elderhood than in childhood, and many will be elders for 40 years or more. Yet at the very moment that humans are living longer than ever before, we've made old age into a disease, a condition to be dreaded, denigrated, neglected, and denied. [...] Harvard-trained geriatrician Louise Aronson uses stories from her quarter century of caring for patients, and draws from history, science, literature, popular culture, and her own life to weave a vision of old age that's neither nightmare nor utopian fantasy -- a vision full of joy, wonder, frustration, outrage, and hope about aging, medicine, and humanity itself. Elderhood is for anyone who is, in the author's own words, "an aging, i.e., still-breathing human being."" --
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Aronson, Louise
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Older people
  • Aging
  • Older people
Label
Elderhood : redefining medicine, life, and aging in America, Louise Aronson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 433-435) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiv, 449 pages
Isbn
9781620405468
Lccn
2018040491
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1052902950
  • (OCoLC)on1052902950
  • 1007845
Label
Elderhood : redefining medicine, life, and aging in America, Louise Aronson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 433-435) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiv, 449 pages
Isbn
9781620405468
Lccn
2018040491
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1052902950
  • (OCoLC)on1052902950
  • 1007845

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