Robert N Butler MD Visionary of Healthy Aging

By W. Andrew Achenbaum

  • Genre : Medical Books
  • Publisher : Columbia University Press
  • ISBN : 9780231164429
  • Year : 2013
  • Language: en


Robert Neil Butler 1927 2010 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 with older men and women outside of institutional settings Butler coined the term ageism to draw attention to discrimination against older adults and spent a lifetime working to improve their status medical treatment and care Early in his career Butler seized on the positive features o