The Prolongation of Life Optimistic Studies
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The Prolongation of Life Optimistic Studies

By Elie Metchnikoff
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Table of Contents
  • THE PROLONGATION OF LIFE
  • EDITOR’S INTRODUCTION
  • PREFACE
  • CONTENTS
  • PART I THE INVESTIGATION OF OLD AGE
    • I THE PROBLEMS OF SENILITY
    • II THEORIES OF CAUSATION OF SENILITY
    • III MECHANISM OF SENILITY
  • PART II LONGEVITY IN THE ANIMAL KINGDOM
    • I THEORIES OF LONGEVITY
    • II. LONGEVITY IN THE ANIMAL KINGDOM
    • III THE DIGESTIVE SYSTEM AND SENILITY
    • IV MICROBES AS THE CAUSE OF SENILITY
    • V DURATION OF HUMAN LIFE
  • PART III INVESTIGATIONS ON NATURAL DEATH
    • I NATURAL DEATH AMONG PLANTS
    • II NATURAL DEATH IN THE ANIMAL WORLD
    • III NATURAL DEATH AMONGST HUMAN BEINGS
  • PART IV SHOULD WE TRY TO PROLONG HUMAN LIFE?
    • I THE BENEFIT TO HUMANITY
    • II SUGGESTIONS FOR THE PROLONGATION OF LIFE
    • III DISEASES THAT SHORTEN LIFE
    • IV INTESTINAL PUTREFACTION SHORTENS LIFE
    • V LACTIC ACID AS INHIBITING INTESTINAL PUTREFACTION
  • PART V PSYCHICAL RUDIMENTS IN MAN
    • I RUDIMENTARY ORGANS IN MAN
    • II HUMAN TRAITS OF CHARACTER INHERITED FROM APES
    • III SOMNAMBULISM AND HYSTERIA AS MENTAL RELICS
  • PART VI SOME POINTS IN THE HISTORY OF SOCIAL ANIMALS
    • I THE INDIVIDUAL AND THE RACE
    • II INSECT SOCIETIES
    • III SOCIETY AND THE INDIVIDUAL IN THE HUMAN RACE
  • PART VII PESSIMISM AND OPTIMISM
    • I PREVALENCE OF PESSIMISM
    • II ANALYSIS OF PESSIMISM
    • III PESSIMISM IN ITS RELATION TO HEALTH AND AGE
  • PART VIII GOETHE AND FAUST
    • I GOETHE’S YOUTH
    • II GOETHE AND OPTIMISM
    • III GOETHE’S OLD AGE
    • IV GOETHE AND “FAUST”
    • V THE OLD AGE OF FAUST
  • PART IX SCIENCE AND MORALITY
    • I UTILITARIAN AND INTUITIVE MORALITY
    • II MORALITY AND HUMAN NATURE
    • III INDIVIDUALISM
    • IV ORTHOBIOSIS
  • FOOTNOTES:
  • INDEX
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