Geriatrics, Gerontology,
Geriatrics [Greek: geras, old age + iatrecia, medical treatment] The term ‘gerocomice’ to denote care in old age was used from the Middle Ages to the 17th century. The value of diet and exercise was stressed by the Roman physician, Galen (129–200) in his treatise on old age. The first printed book on Geriatrics particularly diet in relation to old age by Gabriele Zerbi (1485-1505) was published in Rome.  London physician, John Smith (1630–1679) from Buckinghamshire, gave an account of infirmities in old age in King Solomon’s Portraiture of Old Age, published in 1666. French chemist and gerontologist from Angers, Michel Eugene Chevereul (1786–1889), was a pioneer in psychogeriatrics. The current term was used by a Vienna-born American physician, Ignaz Leo Nascher (1863–1944) in the New York Medical Journal in 1909. The first book related to therapeutics in old age, The Cure of Old Age, was written by Roger Bacon in AD1200. The earliest treatise on how to maintain health in old age was published by a Venetian, Luigi Conaro (1467–1566) in 1558. Leonardus Lessius (1554–1623) of Antwerp, in Hygiafticon, feu vera Ratio Valetidunis bonae vitae or The True Method of Preserving Life and Health to Extreme Old Age, praised sober life as the principal means of preserving health. In 1724 Sir John Floyer (1649–1734), an eminent English physician who introduced the pulse watch (1707), wrote Medicina Geronomica, which laid the foundation for modern geriatrics. Practical Treatise on the Domestic Management and Most Important Diseases of Advanced Life, was published by G.E. Day of America in 1849. The first course was inaugurated at the Salpêtrière by the French neurologist, Jean Marie Charcot (1825–1893), in 1867. A book on the history of health in old age was published by German physician, Carl Friedrich Canstatt (1807–1850) of Erlangen in 1839.Geriatrics: The Disease of Old Age and Their Treatment, was published in 1914 by Nascher, who is considered as the founder of the specialty in America. A large-scale geriatric study of a psychological nature, Senescence, was published by StanleyGranville Hall (1846–1924) in 1922. A pioneer of geriatrics in England was Majorie Warren who worked at the Isleworth Infirmary, which later became West Middlesex County Hospital in 1935. She observed the inadequacy and inappropriateness of medical care for the elderly and made attempts to improve it. The American Geriatrics Society was founded in 1942. The importance of falls in old people was stressed by J.H. Sheldon in, Social Medicine for the Old Age published in 1948. It was established as a specialty in the United Kingdom in 1948 with the appointment of four consultant geriatricians.

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How to Live Hundred Years, Luigi Cornaro, 1954 good copy
How to Live Hundred Years, Luigi Cornaro, 1954 good copy
£25.00
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Medical aspects of growing old, A T Todd, First Edition 1946
Medical aspects of growing old, A T Todd, First Edition 1946
£58.00
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An Approach to Old Age and Its Problems, Margaret Neville Hill, First Edition 1961
An Approach to Old Age and Its Problems, Margaret Neville Hill, First Edition 1961
£88.00
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Disease of Old Age, Bailliere, Lipscomb, F Martin,Tindall and Cox, London 1932 First Edition
Disease of Old Age, Bailliere, Lipscomb, F Martin,Tindall and Cox, London 1932 First Edition
£95.00
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Absorption from the Intestine, F Verzar, E.J. Macdougall, First Edition, Longmans, Green & Co, London, New York, 1936
Absorption from the Intestine, F Verzar, E.J. Macdougall, First Edition, Longmans, Green & Co, London, New York, 1936
£98.00
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Treatment of Patient Past Fifty by Ernst Boas, 1947 very good copy
Treatment of Patient Past Fifty by Ernst Boas, 1947 very good copy
£105.00
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Geriatrics, forward by I.L. Nascher, Thewlis, Malford W, Henry Kimpton, London, 1924
Geriatrics, forward by I.L. Nascher, Thewlis, Malford W, Henry Kimpton, London, 1924
£128.00
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The nature of man; studies in optimistic philosophy, Metchnikoff, William Heinmann, London Putnam 1904, First Edition
The nature of man; studies in optimistic philosophy, Metchnikoff, William Heinmann, London Putnam 1904, First Edition
£188.00
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A Essay on Health and Long Life, George Cheyne, 232 pages, front and back leather boards loose, othernrwise good internal copy, 1725, London and Bath
A Essay on Health and Long Life, George Cheyne, 232 pages, front and back leather boards loose, othernrwise good internal copy, 1725, London and Bath
£225.00
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Sure Methods of Attaining a Long and Healthy Life by Cornaro, Lewis 1753 first English Edition
Sure Methods of Attaining a Long and Healthy Life by Cornaro, Lewis 1753 first English Edition
£225.00
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Advice to the People in General with Regard to Their Health, translation from French, Avis au peuple sur sa santé 1766
Advice to the People in General with Regard to Their Health, translation from French, Avis au peuple sur sa santé 1766
£298.00
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