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Resources for the Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment based
Proactive and Personalised Primary Care of the Elderly

Geriatrics : Ancient History

  • Achenbaum WA, 1995

Achenbaum WA. Crossing frontiers. Gerontology emerges as a science. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1995.


  • Bacon F, 1623

Bacon F. History of life and death. London: M Lownes; 1623.


  • Benjamin A, 1769

Benjamin A., Morgagni G. : On the seats and causes of diseases investigated by anatomy, in five books, translated from the Latin by Benjamin Alexander. London: Johnson and Payne; 1769.


  • Brubaker JK, 2008

J. Kenneth Brubaker. The Birth of a New Speciality : Geriatrics.

The Journal of Lancaster General Hospital, Fall 2008, Vol. 3 – No.3.



  • Charcot JM, 1881 

Charcot JM. Clinical lectures on senile and chronic diseases. London: New Sydenham Society, 1881.


  • Charcot JM, 1881

Charcot JM, Hunt LH, Loomis AL. Clinical lectures on the diseases of old age. New York:William Wood, 1881.


  • Day GE, 1848

Day GE. A practical treatise on the domestic management and most important diseases of advanced life. Philadelphia: Lea and Blanchard; 1848.


  • Durand-Fardel M, 1854

Durand-Fardel M. [Clinical and practical treatment of diseases of the
aged.] Paris: Germer Bailliere; 1854. French


  • Floyer J, 1724

Floyer J. Medicina gerocomica: or the Galenic art of preserving old men’s healths. London: J Isted; 1724.


  • Forciea MA, 2008

Mary Ann Forciea. History of Geriatric Medicine. From: Aging Medicine: Classic Papers inGeriatric Medicine with Current Commentaries Edited by: Robert J. Pignolo, Monica K. Crane, Mary Ann Forciea 2008


  • Freeman JT,1979

Freeman JT. The history of geriatrics. In: Gruman GJ, editor. Roots of modern gerontology and geriatrics. New York: Arno Press; 1979.


  • Gorji A, 2001

Gorji A., Khaleghi Ghadiri M. History of epilepsy in Medieval Iranian medicine. Neurosci Biobehav Rev. 2001 Jul;25(5):455-61.



  • Grant RL, 1963

Grant RL. Concepts of aging: an historical review. Perspect Biol Med 1963; 6:443–78.


  • Grimley Evans J, 1997

John Grimley Evans. Geriatric medicine: a brief history. BMJ Volume  315 25 October 1997.



  • Gruner OC, 1970

Gruner OC. A treatise on the canon of medicine of Avicenna. New York: Augustus M Kelly; 1970.


  • Hutter J, 1732

Hutter J. [That senescence itself is an illness.] [Thesis]. Germany: University of Halle; 1732.


  • Kondratowitz HJ, 1991

Kondratowitz HJ von. The medicalisation of old age. In: Pelling M, Smith RM, editors. Life, death and the elderly: historical perspectives. London and New York: Routledge; 1991.


  • Lascartos J, 2000

Lascaratos J, Poulacou-Rebelacou E. The roots of geriatric medicine: Care of the aged in Byzantine times (324-1453 AD). Gerontology. 2000;46(1):2-6.



  • Maclachlan D, 1863

Maclachlan D. A practical treatise on the diseases and infirmities of advanced life. London: John Churchill and Sons; 1863.


  • Minois G, 1989

Minois G. History of old age. From Antiquity to Renaissance. Cambridge and Oxford: Polity
Press; 1989.


  • Nascher IL, 1909

Nascher IL. Geriatrics. New York Medical Journal 1909; 90:358.


  • Parkin TG, 2003

Parkin TG. Old age in the Roman world. A cultural and social history. Baltimore and London:The Johns Hopkins University Press: 2003.


  • Ritch A, 2012

A Ritch. History of geriatric medicine: from Hippocrates to Marjory Warren. J R Coll Physicians Edinb 2012; 42:368–74



  • Rush B, 1793

Rush B. An account of the state of the body and mind in old age.
Medical Inquiries and Observations 1793; 293–321.



  • Schafer D, 2002

Schäfer D. ‘That senescence itself is an illness’: a transitional medical concept of age and Ageing in the eighteenth century. Med Hist 2002; 46:525–48.    



  • Stearns PN, 1977

Stearns PN. Old age in European society. The case of France. London: Croom Helm; 1977.


  • Strahan G, 1996

George Strahan, J Leaker. Works of Francis Bacon. London: Routledge, 1996.


  • Thane P, 1993

Thane P. Geriatrics. In: Bynum WF, Porter R, editors. Companion encyclopaedia of the history of medicine. London and New York: Routledge; 1993.


  • Weisz G, 1994

Weisz G. Mapping medical specialization in Paris in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Soc Hist Med 1994; 7:177–211.



  • Weisz G, 2006

Weisz G. Divide and conquer. A comparative history of medical specialisation. Oxford: Oxford University Press; 2006.


  • Zeman FD, 1979

Zeman FD. Life’s later years. Studies in the medical history of old age. In: Gruman GJ, editor. Roots of modern gerontology and geriatrics. New York: Arno Press; 1979


  • Zerbi G, 1489Zerbi G. Gerontocomia. Rome: Eucharius Silber; 1489.


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