Medicine: Bogomolets & the Longer Life

Take three freshly dead young men.. . .

This recipe, with variations, seems to be the starting point of many a medical marvel—the transplantation of organs, resuscitation of the dead, the life-prolonging serum "ACS"—with which Russian physicians bemuse their foreign colleagues and astound the public (TIME, Jan. 17, 1944). Last week the discoverer of ACS ("anti-reticular cytotoxic serum") presented his notions and discoveries in the first English translation of his book The Prolongation of Life.* He also granted his first interview to the foreign press.

In his laboratory amid the ruins of Kiev, reporters found Professor Alexander A. Bogomolets, the prophet of longevity,...

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