Prof Dr med Bernd Kleine-Gunk
Euromed Clinic, Fürth,
President of the German Society of Anti-Aging Medicine (GSAAM)
Prof Kleine-Gunk studied medicine at the University of Munster and Essen from there he went onto complete his PhD at the Essen Institute for Tumor Research .He became assistant Physician in the department of Gynaecology at the Elizabeth Hospital in Essen. From 1988-1990 he worked in Zimbabwe as Director of the district hospital in Gokwe as part of Medical Development aid in Zimbabwe Africa. On returning to Germany he became approved as a Gynaecologist and setup laparoscopic surgery. Since 1994 he has been Chief Physician of the Gynaelogical Department at the Euromedical Clinic in Nurenberg Furth. He has added Nutritional Medicine and Osteologist by DVO to his levels of Medical expertise. He is a founding member of the European Centre of Aging Research and Education (ECARE), a member of the German Menopause Society and President of the German Society of Anti Aging Medicine (GSAAM).He has both written and contributed to numerous national and International medical publications.
Anti-Aging - The first 4000 Years
A common prejudice against anti-aging medicine is this: It was created in the 1990s, is more a short-lived fashion than a serious field of medicine and the hype is more or less already over.
The exact contrary is true: Anti-aging is one of mankind’s oldest dreams; and anti-aging medicine is as old as the history of healing itself. Already the first known literary document – the sumeric Gilgamesh Epos (ca. 2500 B.C.) – has as its main topic the quest for longevity. Ancient egyptian papyri contain chapters like “How to turn an old (man) into a young (man)”. In China a whole religion – Taoism – was devoted to the quest of longevity.
Lifestyle and esthetic medicine also has its ancient roots. Hippocrates, the father of western medicine, incorporated a number of formulas “against wrinkles” and “to give the face a nicer appearance “ into his work on female disease.
Leading figures of scientific and medical history like England’s Francis Bacon, the founder of the Royal Society, Germany’s C.H. Hufeland, personal doctor to J.W. Goethe, or America’s Benjamin Franklin have devoted much of there work to the question of how to prolong life in a healthy way. The history of endocrinology and hormone replacement therapy is from its very beginnings closely connected with the fight against the process of aging.
For a long time the age-old quest for longevity seemed as futile as another old dream of mankind: to learn how to fly. However, the 20th century saw the last dream come true. Chances are that the 21st century will see the other dream – that of eternal
youth – being fulfilled as well.
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