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American Forum - Aging and the Elephant

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Mark E Williams
January 24, 2007
11:00AM (EST)

Mark E Williams
Mark E Williams

Mark E. Williams, M.D., the Ward K. Ensminger Distinguished Professor of Geriatric Medicine at the University of Virginia School of Medicine, considers aging from multiple perspectives. Just as the four blind men in the familiar parable drew inconsistent conclusions about an elephant while touching its legs, tail, tusks, and trunk, people experience aging in a variety ways and understand it according to personal experience.Williams shows how to understand aging holistically.

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