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Robert N. Butler, MD : visionary of healthy aging

Author: W Andrew Achenbaum
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, [2013]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Robert Neil Butler was a scholar, psychiatrist, and Pulitzer Prize-winning author who revolutionized the way the world thinks about aging and the elderly. One of the first psychiatrists to engage  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Robert N Butler; Robert N Butler
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: W Andrew Achenbaum
ISBN: 9780231164429 0231164424
OCLC Number: 822028662
Description: xviii, 268 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Life review --
The formative years --
A professional apprentice --
Forging Washington connections --
Butler at the National Institute of Aging --
Expanding the scope of geriatrics --
Recasting the new gerontology through the international longevity center --
America's aging visionary.
Responsibility: W. Andrew Achenbaum.

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This is not only a personal biography of an iconic figure in the field of aging but also a biography of the discipline of gerontology. The stories fill in the blanks for us and help make sense of our Read more...

 
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