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Chapter 1 - A History of Geriatric Medicine and Geriatric Pathology

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  11 July 2020

Kim A. Collins
Affiliation:
LifePoint Inc, South Carolina
Roger W. Byard
Affiliation:
University of Adelaide
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Summary

The emergence of geriatrics as a separate division of medicine is a very recent development driven not only by advances in clinical medicine, but also by a variety of demographic and sociological trends. The field of geriatric pathology has been even slower to emerge. The reasons for this are explored in part by comparing the field to pediatric forensics.

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