The Problem of Age, Growth, and Death: A Study of Cytomorphosis, Based on Lectures at the Lowell Institute, March 1907

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G. P. Putnam's sons, 1908 - Cells - 280 pages
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Page 250 - First, rejuvenation depends on the increase of the nuclei. Second, senescence depends on the increase of the protoplasm, and on the differentiation of the cells. Third, the rate of growth depends on the degree of senescence. Fourth, senescence is at its maximum in the very young stages, and the rate of senescence diminishes with age.
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