International Recognition

Ana Aslan

Life History - Part 19

 

 

passport of Ana Aslan
passport of Ana Aslan
in White House
in White House
Medals
Medals

Organization of NIGG
Organization of NIGG
Institute for western guests
Institute for western guests

These achievements did not go unnoticed. During the international Symposium for Gerontology, which took place in Kiev in 1963, the Institute for Gerontology and Geriatrics Bucharest was openly lauded for the second time by the WHO. It was praised as a world-wide model for all other institutions of this kind.

 

Ana Aslan's fame among the specialists for Gerontology and Geriatrics began climbing steeply. More and more doctors and scientists came to Bucharest. They arrived from Germany, Italy, France, the United States, Argentina, Australia and Canada. Patients all over the world wanted to be treated by Pof Dr Ana Aslan. She travelled the entire globe as an ambassador for her goal: the fight against ageing.

 

She was invited by famous personalities from the Economic, Political and Social spheres, and was invited to the White House in Washington. The list of honours and decorations which she received in the following time reads like an inimitable success story. In 1965, she was made Member of the American Society for Gerontology, in 1968, she was admitted to the Academy of Science in NewYork. In 1971, she received the “Bundesverdienstkreuz” First Class”, and in 1978, she became the National Delegate for Gerontology at the United Nations Organisation.

 

In 1974, the Institute advanced to the “National Institute for Gerontology and Geriatrics Rumania” with altogether 680 co-workers who all actively involved in the research and area of caring for the aged. Ana Aslan received the title of the “General Director”.

 

New advances were made for instance a chrono-biological laboratory, in which the order in the progression of life processes was researched.

Important new co-workers such as physiotherapists were co-opted. Today we cannot imagine such an Institute without them.

 

All over Rumania, Ana Aslan supervised the establishment of Geriatric Clinics. An old dream of Ana and Constantin L. Parhon: the establishment of an all- encompassing Geriatric care for elderly people, not only for the treatment of the obvious symptoms, but also for prophylaxis. 218 Geriatric Clinics were established in the country. Every Rumanian male and female had the right to go for a free ASLAN cure 3 times a year.

 

During this time, the first Geriatric Hotel Clinics were opened. In her opening speech for the Park Hotel Clinic in July 1974, Ana Aslan named the principles which were the basis of these institutions. Qualified medical examination and care in a hotel atmosphere. Patients recovered better in the atmosphere of the hotel than in a sterile and functional hospital. Mainly for patients from the West, who were being treated in Rumania after the ASLAN method, some very comfortable medical centres were established in hotels. They were situated in regions which were known to be tourist attractions, for instance at the sea. This is how the ASLAN therapy attracted foreign currency for the Communist Rumania.

 

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