Wednesday, 3 September 2014

Random Cutting - Professor Serge Voronoff (1936)

9th August 1936
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Due to the delicate language in the item it not immediately obvious that by monkey 'glands' it means testicles, and 're-energised' means able to perform sexually. Serge Voronoff had been grafting small amounts of monkey glands onto human 'glands' since 1920 and was claiming all sorts of benefits including longer life, improved eyesight and a better memory. He also operated on women with monkey ovaries. He was praised not only by the public but also the medical fratenity, but his methods slowly fell out of favour and by the time of his death in 1951 he was the subject of ridicule in the press. 

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