Title [Broadside] Science Tells Why We Grow Old and how to Live Longer
Book Condition Very Good
Seller ID 006193
N.p. N.d. Circa mid-1920s. 52 by 42 cm. The broadside presents all or part of three articles on the subject of longevity and eugenics, touting the work of three doctors, Serge Voronoff, Edouard Retterer and Eugen Steinach. All three were of the view that the typical human life span could be extended to over 100 years based on discoveries promised by their research. Retterer, Professor of the Academy of Medicine in Paris, argued that eugenics held the key -- if only people chose spouses based on health and heredity, as opposed to money and position. Voronoff, a Russian-French doctor, is remembered today mostly for grafting monkey testicles on to those of men. Apparently a devoted simianphile, he here claimed that glands were the culprit in aging and senility, and transplants from monkeys of these organs could extend human life to 125 years. Stinach, a professor in Vienna, had purported developed a ray treatment for the purpose of holding aging at bay, a treatment pitched to the acolytes of Elizabeth Arden. We could find no other record of this broadside, printed on newspaper. Condition: age toning as to be expected of the high pulp content of the paper.