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By Robert L. Rubinstein (auth.), Robert L. Rubinstein PhD, J. Keith, D. Shenk, D. Wieland (eds.)

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Human Biology 54:197-211. Dolhinow, P. (1980) The Primates: Age, Behavior, and Evolution. In Age and Anthropological Theory. I. Kertzer and J. Keith, eds. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press. Eisdorfer, C. (1981) Forward. In Other Ways of Growing Old. T. Amoss and S. Harrel, eds. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press. C. P. Tzankoff, R. D. Tobin (1982) Effect of Age and Obesity on Fasting Levels of Glucose, Insulin, Glucagon, and Growth Hormone in Man. Journal of Gerontology 37:485-491. , D.

A Follow-up StUdy. American Journal of Human Biology 1:331-337. Comfort, A. (1979) The Biology of Senescence, third edition. New York: Elsevier. Condon, K. K. M. E. Buikstra (1986) Cementum Annulation and Age Determination in Homo sapians: I. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 71 :321-330. H. and L. Rogers (1982) Population Genetic Models in the Study of Aging and Longevity in a Mennonite Community. Social Science and Medicine 16:149-153. E. (1989) Cause Specific Mortality, Life Expectancy and Debilitation in Aging Samoans.

The fourth section will examine research on two specific health care problems commonly experienced in late life: dementia and cerebrovascular stroke. Medical Anthropology and Aging Health is conceptualized by anthropologists as enmeshed in biological, psychosocial, and sociocultural contexts. Because physical symptoms are brought to conscious and interpreted in the context of a culturally based meaning and value system, all of health and disease is fundamentally a social science. In other words, "Disease and illness exist, then, as constructs in particular configurations of social reality" (Kleinman 1980:73).

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