JAMA 100 Years Ago Section Editor: Jennifer
Reiling, Assistant Editor.
Metchnikoff, the great champion of phagocytosis, has begun to study
the development of senile atrophy from a biologic standpoint. Because senility
so often manifests itself at a time in the life of the individual when the
instinct of self-preservation is pronounced, and because the wearing out of
the body and spirit is not always accompanied by the feeling of need of repose,
Metchnikoff suggests that much of the senility of the present day is abnormal
and that it might be possible to discover remedies for it.
THE WHITENING OF THE HAIR.. JAMA. 2002;287(3):288. doi:10.1001/jama.287.3.288