Development of Czech gerontology and geriatrics can be associated with the Prague gerontology, namely with the
First Faculty of Medicine (formally the Faculty of General Medicine). Prague school of gerontology was established.
The decisive events related to the subject are described. Paper is based on the already published information on the
history of the specialization and on the personal memorials of personal observers in the last fifty years. Reflections
on the origin and establishment of a new medical specialization conclude the paper.
history of Czech gerontology and geriatrics, Prague school of gerontology, Gerontological Association,
pregradual and postgradual courses in geriatrics, University of the Third Age at the First Faculty of Medicine, Charles