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Why survive? : being old in America

Author: Robert N Butler; Johns Hopkins University Press.
Publisher: Baltimore ; London : The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The author questions the value of long life for its own sake, arguing that modern medicine has ironically created a group for whom survival is possible but satisfaction elusive. He proposed reforms  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert N Butler; Johns Hopkins University Press.
ISBN: 0801874254 9780801874253
OCLC Number: 1000045100
Description: XIII, 496, [1] s. ; 22 cm.
Responsibility: 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.' Read more...

 
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