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History of geriatric medicine in the UK: historical background
In medieval times, sick people were cared for in monasteries. Some religious orders built hospital wings where elderly and infirm patients received better food and received special care. Later, convents adopted a nursing role.
History of geriatric medicine in the UK: early publications
Early publications on geriatric medicine; the origin of the word 'geriatrics' and first mention of a 'geriatric giant'.