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Born Jan. 27, 1861, in Hohenems; died May 13, 1944, in Territet, near Montreux, Switzerland. Austrian physiologist and biologist.
Steinach graduated from the University of Vienna in 1886. From 1886 to 1889 he was an assistant at the Physiological Institute in Innsbruck, Austria. In 1907 he became a professor at Charles University in Prague. Beginning in 1912, he became director of the physiology division of the Biological Institute of the Austrian Academy of Sciences. Steinach’s main research dealt with sex change in mammals induced by removing and transplanting the sexual glands. Well known is his work on vasoliga-tion related to rejuvenation.
WORKSSex and Life. New York, 1940.
Verjüngung durch experimentelle Neubelebung der alternden Pübertätsdrüse. Berlin, 1920.