Why Survive?: Being Old in America

February 1, 2003|
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
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...
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Title:Why Survive?: Being Old in AmericaFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:512 pages, 8.5 X 5.5 X 0.5 inShipping dimensions:512 pages, 8.5 X 5.5 X 0.5 inPublished:1 février 2003Publisher:Johns Hopkins University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0801874254

ISBN - 13:9780801874253

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