Physiology of aging bibliography

Ward Dean, M.D. drdean at
Sat Feb 3 18:15:18 EST 1996

In article <4d49r2$4kc at>, Charles Carter (ccarter2 at writes:
>sorribas at ("Albert Sorribas") wrote:
>>Is there any book on Physiology on aging. I'd need not an ageing 
>>theories compendium, but a book describing which physiological 
>>changes happen with ageing.
>Hi Manel,
>   I have the ultimate book for you:  "Practical Handbook of Human 
>Biologic Age Determination"  Edited by Arthur K. Balin, M.D. PhD. 
>F.A.C.P.   CRC Press Inc. 1994.  It goes through all of the molecular and 
>organic physiological changes that take place as one ages.  I was pretty 
>excited about it when I first saw it.  It's a great big 10 pound book so 
>it MUST be good!  Apparently it was written to give the gerontologist 
>some physical benchmarks to assess rates of aging etc.
In addition to Balin's book, as well as my own *Biological
Aging Measurement--Clinical Applications* (upon which the
Balin book was based), I strongly recommend *Physical
Dimensions of Aging*, by Waneen W. Spirduso, published by
Human Kinetics, 1607 North Market Street, Champaign, IL 
61825-5076, a bargain at $54.00.  While the other two books
primarily focus on the measurement of biological age
(*Biological Age Determination* is a theoretical,
multi-authored text, and *Biological Aging Measurement* is
a single-authored practical manual), and therefore largely
focus on biomarkers used in the aging measurement systems
reviewed, *Physical Dimensions of Aging* is an exhaustive,
well-written compendium--system-by-system--of what goes up
and what goes down with aging.  A great reference.

Ward Dean, M.D.

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