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How we age : a doctor's journey into the heart of growing old / Marc E. Agronin.

  • Agronin, Marc E.
[2011], ©2011
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About this work


A young doctor's reflections on his experiences as a nursing-home psychiatrist--with remarkable stories of vitality and growth that transformed his view of aging.


Cambridge, MA : Da Capo Press, [2011], ©2011.

Physical description

ix, 302 pages ; 22 cm


Bibliographic information

Includes bibliographical references (p. 297-302).


Heaven can't wait -- Age, I must -- Long time dead? -- Isaac, Erik, Isaac -- Annabe, Bartleby, and the doctor who flunks aging -- Joseph red hair -- Old pickled brain -- Lousy -- The strange but true case of Dawson Da Vinci -- If I forget thee -- Savant, of sorts -- Strength in numbers -- Old soldiers -- Memories, false and fixed -- The elders -- Bereft -- Just words -- Liar, liar -- Rules of four -- Mended -- Lessons from fire -- The seamstress -- Trees.


  • English

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    HQ1061 2011A48h
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