Science: Physical Immortality

Professor Arthur G. Green, English scientist, sailed home last week from Manhattan, and his excitement was so great that he could not keep from talking with a ship-news reporter. He had seen Dr. Alexis Carrel (Nobel Prize Winner in 1912), and he had seen a piece of tissue from the heart of a chicken which Dr. Carrel cut from a live bird in 1913. The tissue is still alive and growing. Motion pictures have been taken of its processes of development.

Professor Green exclaimed:

"Dr. Carrel introduces immortality in a physical sense. It is there...

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