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Collection Development Manual

Geriatrics


Definition:
The branch of medicine concerned with the health of the aged and the process of aging.
Discussion:
The closely related field of gerontology is the study of the biological, psychological, sociological, health, and economic aspects of aging.
Scope and emphasis:
NLM comprehensively collects geriatrics, and the biological, psychological and health aspects of gerontology.
See also:
11/26/03
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