Medicine: What Am I Doing?

Fifty years ago, in gay Vienna, two bold young doctors set out to uncover Sex.

Sigmund Freud tackled the tabooed problem like a scientific poet, using words to dig up the roots of personality and family ties. His young friend Eugen Steinach went at the job in more orthodox fashion, in a laboratory, cutting up white rats to discover the secret of sexuality in glands and juices. Steinach became professor of physiology at the University of Vienna. There he got interested in the idea of staving off old age, and, after many years of research,...

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