By Juan F. Macías-Núñez, J. Stewart Cameron, Dimitrios G. Oreopoulos
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United Kingdom Geriatrics as a specialty providing quality medical services to the elderly originated in the UK, when Marjory Warren, a surgeon, took charge of a residential home for the elderly (Workhouses) next to the West Middlesex Hospital. This institution had over 800 inpatients, many of them elderly, with a multiplicity of problems. The patients for the most part suffered from chronic conditions, many were disabled, socially deprived individuals, and some were psychiatric patients. Dr. Warren was the first physician to describe many of the characteristics of chronic patients, providing the first classification based on function and contributing significantly to the development of geriatrics .
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Med. 2002;347(14):1068–1074. 2 Incidence of Renal Diseases in an Acute Geriatric Unit Cristina Alonso Bouzón, Gonzalo Bravo Fernández de Araoz and Francisco Guillén Llera Introduction In the foreword to the book Internal Medicine in Old Age written by MùllerDenhan in 1942, the author states, “When I took charge of the senile patient clinic, I could realise that my before formation and my longer activity like head of other medical departments were not enough and I had to begin again. ” The emergence of geriatrics as a medical specialty in its own right began in the UK in 1945.
The Aging Kidney in Health and Disease by Juan F. Macías-Núñez, J. Stewart Cameron, Dimitrios G. Oreopoulos