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J R Coll Gen Pract. 1977 October; 27(183): 614–617.
PMCID: PMC2158521

Learning about the elderly


I visited nine medical schools on an Upjohn Travelling Fellowship to see how medical students were learning about the care of the elderly. I found a great variety in methods, a variation in quality of teaching, a dearth of educational aims, and little or no evaluation of the students' learning.

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  • Leonard JC. Can geriatrics survive? Br Med J. 1976 May 29;1(6021):1335–1336. [PMC free article] [PubMed]
  • Stewart GT. Vaccination against whooping-cough. Efficacy versus risks. Lancet. 1977 Jan 29;1(8005):234–237. [PubMed]

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