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Going, going, gone

Raymond Tallis, 4 April 1996

Crossing Frontiers: Gerontology Emerges as a Science 
by Andrew Achenbaum.
Cambridge, 278 pp., £35, November 1995, 0 521 48194 5
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... ageing from the broadest perspective’ – is a neonate among the sciences. Indeed, according to Andrew Achenbaum in his perceptive, beautifully written and superbly organised history of American gerontology, it has not yet fully emerged as a science. There are many reasons why ageing is attracting so much scientific and quasi-scientific attention. For ...

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