- “Agronin, described perhaps confusingly as ‘a geriatric psychiatrist’ (he’s in his mid-fifties)…”
Thank you, New Yorker, for pointing this out.
Yeah, a geriatric psychiatrist would be an elderly medical professional.
I think those folks you’re quoting needed to come up with a different description:
- a geriatric-specializing psychiatrist?
- a psychiatrist of geriatrics?
- a senior-serving shrink?
English is a complicated language. And the older you get, the complicateder.