Thursday, March 26, 2009

Shigeaki Hinohara, 97-years-old and still going strong...

At the age of 97 years and 4 months, Shigeaki Hinohara is one of the world's longest-serving physicians and educators. Hinohara's magic touch is legendary: Since 1941 he has been healing patients at St. Luke's International Hospital in Tokyo and teaching at St. Luke's College of Nursing. After World War II, he envisioned a world-class hospital and college springing from the ruins of Tokyo; thanks to his pioneering spirit and business savvy, the doctor turned these institutions into the nation's top medical facility and nursing school. Today he serves as chairman of the board of trustees at both organizations. Always willing to try new things, he has published around 150 books since his 75th birthday, including one "Living Long, Living Good" that has sold more than 1.2 million copies. As the founder of the New Elderly Movement, Hinohara encourages others to live a long and happy life, a quest in which no role model is better than the doctor himself. More...

See also:

  1. The Father of Pinyin
  2. China: 81 year-old finds love ... online!!! Cool!
  3. Japan, where living up to a 100 years is no big deal...
  4. WTF! 84-year-old Nigerian dude has 86 wives!!!
  5. Henry Allingham, Europe's oldest man, credits cigarettes, whisky and wild, wild women!!!

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