• Vol. 32 No. 6, 715–716
  • 15 November 2003

Challenges in Geriatric Medicine: Geriatric Services and Education



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Ignatz Nascher first proposed disease and medical care of the aged as a separate specialty and invented the term “geriatrics” in 1909. However, the growth of geriatric medicine and healthcare of the elderly is often attributed to the pioneering work of Majorie Warren who successfully treated and rehabilitated seemingly hopeless elderly patients in the UK in the 1930s.

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