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In July, 1954, the third Congress of the International Association of Gerontology was held in London. Taking advantage of the availability of many authorities on the problems of aging, the Ciba Foundation at the suggestion of Prof. R. E. Tunbridge invited a number of investigators to attend a workshop session as guests of the foundation the week preceding the congress. That this decision was worthwhile is readily apparent in this report. The first meeting was planned to be a general exploration of the present state of experiments now in process dealing with the changes occurring in human tissues with the passage of time. To keep the content of the discussions informal, the size of the group was limited to 39, of whom 9 were from the United States. Following the opening remarks by Chairman Tunbridge that wisely avoided the semantic pitfalls in which the terms "geriatrics" and "gerontology" unfortunately are
Ciba Foundation Colloquia on Ageing: Volume I: General Aspects. JAMA. 1955;159(13):1333. doi:10.1001/jama.1955.02960300079028
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