Why Survive?: Being Old in America

November 26, 2002|
Why Survive?: Being Old in America by Robert N. Butler
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"Butler questions the value of long life for its own sake; modern medicine, he says, has ironically created 'a huge group of people for whom survival is possible but satisfaction in living elusive.' He proposes sweeping policy reforms to redefine and restructure the institutions responsible for what he calls 'the tragedy of old age in America.'" -New York Times Book Review

"Crammed with facts that explode old myths." -Boston Globe

"Heavily documented, highly readable . . . jammed with recommendations for constructive change in every area." -Science

"I commend it for clarity and lucidity, unpretentiousness and comprehensiveness . . . I think it is a classic." -Karl Menninger M.D.
Robert N. Butler, M.D., is president and chief executive officer of the International Longevity Center?USA and professor of geriatrics at the Brookdale Department of Geriatrics and Adult Development at the Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City. From 1975 to 1982 he was the founding director of the National Institute on Aging of t...
Title:Why Survive?: Being Old in America
Product dimensions:512 pages, 8.5 X 5.5 X 1 in
Shipping dimensions:512 pages, 8.5 X 5.5 X 1 in
Published:November 26, 2002
Publisher:The Johns Hopkins University Press
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780801874253

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