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Ana Aslan

Born: 1 January 1897

Died: 20 May 1988

Nationality: Romanian

Ana Aslan was a medic and physician who is still considered to be one of the pioneers of the geriatrics. She founded the world’s first Institute of Gerontology and Geriatrics (Bucharest, Romania). The anti-aging drugs she invented (Aslavital, GerovitalH3) are still used by people who want to delay the signs of aging all over the world.

Ana Aslan lived in a period when a medical career was not very suitable for a young lady, but she graduated from the Faculty of Medicine in her home country. During her studying years she worked as a nurse for the Romanian soldiers injured in the First World War. After a while, working in endocrinology, she began studying the effect of procaine in treating arthritis. Having incredible results, she extended her research area on studying the procaine effects on ageing process. In 1952 she founded the world’s first Institute of Geriatrics and Gerontology, which was recognized by the World Health Organization. Her work was famous all over the world and