Serge Voronoff, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Serge Voronoff

tissue transplant specialist

Date of Birth: 10-Jul-1866

Place of Birth: Voronezh, Azov Governorate, Russia

Date of Death: 03-Sep-1951

Profession: surgeon, physiologist, gynaecologist, immunologist

Nationality: Switzerland, France

Zodiac Sign: Cancer

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About Serge Voronoff

  • Serge Abrahamovitch Voronoff (Russian: ?????┬┤? ????????? ???????; c.
  • July 10, 1866 ÔÇô September 3, 1951) was a French surgeon of Russian extraction who, while working in France in the 1920s and 1930s, gained fame for his technique of grafting monkey testicle tissue on to the testicles of men for purportedly therapeutic purposes.
  • The technique brought him a great deal of money, although he was already independently wealthy.
  • As his work fell out of favour, he went from being highly respected to a subject of ridicule.
  • Other doctors, and the public at large, quickly distanced themselves from Voronoff, pretending they had never had any interest in the grafting techniques.
  • By the time of his death in 1951 at the age of 85, few newspapers noted his passing, and those that did acted as if Voronoff had always been ridiculed for his beliefs.

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