Serge Voronoff

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Dr. Serge Voronoff AKA Dr. Monkeyballs AKA The Monkey Balls Man

France / Russia 1866 – 1951

Comments: Medical Doctor ; unusual application of ancient Sympathetique magick to modern science, now mostly discredited and used in popular entertainment, see "Monkey-Doodle-Doo", by Irving Berlin in the Marx Brothers film The Coconuts - "If you're too old for dancing/Get yourself a monkey gland" ;


Teachers: Dr. Charles-Édouard Brown-Séquard; Edgar Allan Poe;


Students; W.B. Yeats who received his Monkey Gland treatments to revitalize his sex drive after near death in 1920; Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes story The Adventure of the Creeping Man takes it as the plot to a Victorian Horror Story / Mystery; Dennis Wheatley; Arthur Machen; E. T. A. Hoffmann; H. P. Lovecraft; Robert E. Howard; Algernon Blackwood; Skevos Zervos; Stan Lee and Paul Reinman, 1953 comic story The Monkey Glands; Dr. John Romulus Brinkley (1885-1942) , popular goat testicle impotence cure, governor of Kansas;


Friends; Evelyn Bostwick, assistant, wife, Patron, the daughter of Jabez Bostwick of Standard Oil Company; President of Turkey Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, patient;

Enemies; E. E. Cummings ; David Hamilton; Dr. Kenneth Walker;

Organizations; reputedly a member of The Cosmic Movement of Max Theon of the Hermetic Brotherhood of Luxor

Author; Rejuvenation by Grafting (1925); Life: a means of restoring vital energy and prolonging life (1920); Testicular grafting from ape to man: Operative technique, physiological manifestations, histological evolutions, statistics (1930); Love and thought in animals and men, (1937); From Cretin to Genius, (1941) hero of the novel "Nora, la guenon devenue femme" (Nora, the Monkey Turned Woman) by Félicien Champsaur, (1929) and Mikhail Bulgakov's novel "Heart of a Dog", 1925;

Experiments; effects that castration had on eunuchs; Monkey gland transplantation and elixirs for male rejuvenation; transplantation of a monkey gland into a human took place on June 12, 1920;


Resources: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Serge_Voronoff; http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/2013/01/did-shakespeare-have-syphilis.html; http://www.salon.com/2013/11/03/the_10_strangest_facts_about_penises/ ; http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/09/16/the-strange-true-tale-of-the-old-timey-goat-testicle-implanting-governor.html;