To the Editor: The article “Gerontology and Geriatrics in Medical Education” in the February 1 issue of the Journal is based on the report by a committee of the Institute of Medicine.1 The article contains a review of the imposing literature on aging. I have reservations as to the recommendations of the report, which relate to the application of this information to medical education and clinical practice. The committee recognizes the importance of teachers and practitioners who can combine appropriate knowledge with proper attitudes to the elderly. It is questionable, however, whether training a small number of “experts” will have.
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