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Gerontology

  • By: Elizabeth R. Purdy Ph.D.
  • In: Encyclopedia of Global Health
  • Edited by: Yawei Zhang
  • Subject:Public Health (general), Public Health Education & Health Promotion

Gerontology is the interdisciplinary study of aging and all that it encompasses, and gerontological studies have become increasingly significant as life expectancy expands around the globe. The word gerontology is derived from the Greek and literally means “old man.” The term ...

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