[Significance of internal medicine for geriatrics--independent gerontology].

  title={[Significance of internal medicine for geriatrics--independent gerontology].},
  author={Otto Gsell},
  journal={Zeitschrift fur Gerontologie},
  volume={20 3},
  • Otto Gsell
  • Published 1987 in Zeitschrift fur Gerontologie
An overview is given of the evolution of gerontology in the German-speaking regions, which really began only after the Second World War. Geriatrics had no support from the official societies of internal medicine, who regarded it only as one of their specialties. Prominent in its future were always not only important developing geriatric cases in some medical university clinics, but the problems of the elderly for the caring heads of medical outpatients' clinics, old peoples' homes and nursing… CONTINUE READING