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Logo of procrsmedFormerly medchtJournal of the Royal Society of MedicineProceedings of the Royal Society of Medicine
Proc R Soc Med. 1968 September; 61(9): 917–918.
PMCID: PMC1902657

Old People [Abridged]


Dr Roger Meyrick outlines the scope of geriatrics and defines three categories of elderly people characterized by reduced activity, reduced resources and reduced independence.

Dr John Agate considers the deprivations which may occur in old age such as: malnutrition, vitamin deficiencies, deprivation of minerals and water, hypothermia and psychological deprivation.

The role of the family doctor in the care of the elderly is discussed by both speakers.

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  • MEYRICK RL. A geriatric survey in a general practice. Lancet. 1962 Aug 25;2(7252):393–395. [PubMed]

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