FORA.tv Speaker - Robert Butler
Dr. Robert N. Butler is the ILC-USA's President and CEO. As a gerontologist and psychiatrist, Dr. Butler recognized discrimination against the elderly as early as 1968, coining the term 'ageism'.
Eight years later, the publication of his Pulitzer-prize-winning Why Survive? Being Old in America solidified his reputation as someone who foresaw the impact that aging would have on American society.
A founding director of the National Institute on Aging of the National Institutes of Health, as well as the nation's first department of geriatrics at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Dr. Butler often consults for television and radio. He is the author of some 300 scientific and medical articles.
07.17.08 | 00:58:50 min
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