Eugen Steinach

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Steinach, Eugen


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.


Sex and Life. New York, 1940.
Verjüngung durch experimentelle Neubelebung der alternden Pübertätsdrüse. Berlin, 1920.
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Or, to use the words of Eugen Steinach, 'just as the sex glands are situated in the middle of the body, so too are they at the centre of life itself'.
In the 1930s, wealthy Americans raced to Europe for "sexual rejuvenation" by the Viennese doctor Eugen Steinach, who used x-rays to stimulate the ovaries and claimed to increase testosterone production via vasectomy.