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Why Survive?: Being Old in America

Robert N. Butler

Published by Johns Hopkins University Press
ISBN 10: 0801874254 / ISBN 13: 9780801874253
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Title: Why Survive?: Being Old in America

Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press

Binding: Paperback

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Paperback. 512 pages. Dimensions: 8.3in. x 5.9in. x 1.3in.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 to redefine and restructure the institutions responsible for the elderly in America. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Bookseller Inventory # 9780801874253

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Synopsis: "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.' He proposes sweeping policy reforms to redefine and restructure the institutions responsible for what he calls 'the tragedy of old age in America.'." -- New York Times Book Review

Product Description: 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 to redefine and restructure the institutions responsible for the elderly in America.

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