DR. ANA ASLAN – A name, an original treatment with worldwide recognized results in the prophylaxis of aging processes.
General director of the National Institute of Gerontology and Geriatrics, Bucharest, institute named after her, Prof. Dr. Ana Aslan was a top researcher in the field of cytology. She dedicated her whole life to studying and to investigating the causes of the cellular disintegration, resulting in the aging processes. After extended investigations,Prof. Dr. Ana Aslan, and the team of researchers she led, have obtained encouraging results in slowering this processes. An original therapy of regeneration and stimulation of the vital functions of the human organism was set up, worldwide well known under the name of Therapy Ana Aslan. Prof. Aslan’s idea about the ageless youth and beauty, as well as her results became very popular and appreciated all over the world.
A great number of people came to Bucharest, to Prof. Dr. Aslan for treatment, hoping to regain their vitality and good health. Among them were famous personalities such as: French President Charles De Gaulle, U.S. President John F. Kennedy, West German Chancellor Konrad Adenauer, Chinese Chairman Mao Zedong, Vietnamese Chairman Ho Chi Minh, actresses Marlene Dietrich, Lillian Gish, the Gabor sisters, Charlie Chaplin Kirk Douglas, artist Salvador Dalí ,Sophia Loren,Greta Garbo,Omar Sharif.
Almost all the prestigious universities in the word invited Prof. Dr. Ana Aslan, granting her scientific honorary titles and conferring her government medals. She was a member of The Science Academy of New York, of the World Union of Prophylactic and Hygiene Medicine, honorary member of European Center for Medical Research, president of International Association of Gerontology, president of Romanian Society of Gerontology, etc.
Ana Aslan was, until at an advances age, a very admired, attractive woman, with a fascinating brightness. She never accepted aging in a passive way, because she knew how important a healthy skin and young appearance for a good disposition is. She than dedicated all her creative energy to geriatrics and the ways to preserve physical condition through cosmetical and medical treatment.
DR. ANA ASLAN; SAID HER DRUG RENEWED YOUTH
- Glenn Fowler, New York Times News Service – CHICAGO TRIBUNE
Dr. Ana Aslan, a controversial gerontologist whose clinic in Romania attracted thousands of people from around the world in search of renewed youth, has died in Bucharest, according to reports from that city and Paris. She was in her early 90s.
Agence France-Presse reported that her death on May 20 went unnoticed in Romania for nearly a week until Thursday, when a Bucharest newspaper published a small item about her in the obituary column. She was buried last Sunday in a civil ceremony, although she had wanted a religious ceremony, the French press agency said.
Dr. Aslan developed a drug named Gerovital H3 that she and a loyal group of followers promoted as an elixir of youth. Detractors asserted that it was simply a solution of procaine, which under the brand name Novocain is widely used by dentists to block pain and is administered to older people as an antidepressant.
Shortly after World War II, Dr. Aslan, who specialized in treating arthritis, began working with a noted Romanian hormone specialist, Constantin Parhon. In 1954, the government-sponsored Parhon Institute of Geriatrics was established in Bucharest, and Dr. Aslan soon became its dominant figure.
The institute developed into a magnet for wealthy and prominent people from Europe and other continents, all searching for a way to stave off the ravages of age. Dr. Aslan traveled abroad to lecture and to promote Gerovital and Aslavital, another youth treatment she developed.
Among the famous people who took her treatments-or were widely reported to have done so-were Charles de Gaulle, Nikita Khrushchev, Indira Gandhi, Marshal Tito and Chancellor Konrad Adenauer of West Germany, as well as the actresses Lillian Gish and Marlene Dietrich.
Most scientists outside Romania dismissed Gerovital as another false fountain of youth. The medical establishment in Great Britain and the United States found it had no merit, and the Food and Drug Administration refused to sanction it. Nevertheless, a few scientists hailed Gerovital as a wonder drug. Dr. Aslan herself refused to claim credit for rejuvenating specific celebrities, but neither did she deny extravagant claims by her supporters. A woman who in her 60s and 70s appeared 30 years younger, Dr. Aslan was variously reported as having been born between 1896 and 1898.