Journal of Gerontological Nursing

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The Aging Skeleton: Aspects of Human Bone Involution

Michelle Griffin, RNC, MSN

Abstract

The Aging Skeleton; Aspects of Human Bone Involution Rogers, Springfield, Illinois, CC Thomas, 1982. Hardcover, $14.75.

The anthropological approach of this book provides a proper perspective for the data which it presents. The reader should be equipped with knowledge in physiology, biology, or anthropology to fully comprehend the significance of this material.

The reader can peel away the "outer and inner" coverings of the skeleton to expose this system and begin its understanding. Three hazards are identified: starvation, trauma, and microorganic destruction. Each of these hazards are discussed in relation to the composition, function, limitation, and assaults that are made upon the skeletal system. The reader is brought to an understanding of the changes that occur not only to the skeletal system, but the changes within other systems that dramatically affect the skeletal system.

Although this book is not for the beginner, the 96 pages are enhanced by charts and graphs which increase the understanding of the data presented, and provides a compact resource of understanding the skeletal system.…

The Aging Skeleton; Aspects of Human Bone Involution Rogers, Springfield, Illinois, CC Thomas, 1982. Hardcover, $14.75.

The anthropological approach of this book provides a proper perspective for the data which it presents. The reader should be equipped with knowledge in physiology, biology, or anthropology to fully comprehend the significance of this material.

The reader can peel away the "outer and inner" coverings of the skeleton to expose this system and begin its understanding. Three hazards are identified: starvation, trauma, and microorganic destruction. Each of these hazards are discussed in relation to the composition, function, limitation, and assaults that are made upon the skeletal system. The reader is brought to an understanding of the changes that occur not only to the skeletal system, but the changes within other systems that dramatically affect the skeletal system.

Although this book is not for the beginner, the 96 pages are enhanced by charts and graphs which increase the understanding of the data presented, and provides a compact resource of understanding the skeletal system.

10.3928/0098-9134-19841001-10

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