EDWARD J. STIEGLITZ, M.S., M.D., F.A.C.P.
Geriatric medicine, an area of clinical practice, is part of the larger scientific field of gerontology, which is the study of aging. The phenomena and processes of aging affect all things, inanimate as well as living. Geologic structures age, crystals and gels are changed by aging, and cultures and species mature, become senescent and disappear. As biologic aging in an individual begins with conception and terminates only with death, gerontology is properly interested in all phases of life. Growth, development and evolution are just as much associated with the passage of time as atrophy and involution. Both processes continue throughout
STIEGLITZ EJ. THE RATIONALE OF GERIATRIC MEDICINE(THE RATIONALE OF GERIATRIC MEDICINE*). Ann Intern Med. 1951;35:848–856. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-35-4-848
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