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  • In ancient Western civilization, there are religious and magic forms of prolongevity and examples of natural prolongevity: but these tendencies remain fragmentary, while in China they occupy a central position.

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  • The adepts underwent a sort of indirect apotheosis (“deliv - erance of the corpse”); prolongevity techniques change the body to imperishable substance, and the hsien abandons the “cocoon.”

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  • There are inclina - tions toward prolongevity in romantic writings by

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  • No school of prolongevity thought has been so con - troversial as the one which attempts to secure a return to youth by repairing deficiencies in sex-gland function.

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  • In regard to prolongevity, there is a striking con - trast between China and the West.

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  • With the triumph of Newtonian science, the writings of Francis Bacon took on a sort of prophetic sanctity which gave new prestige to prolongevity, the “most noble” goal of medicine.

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  • Lao Tzu, Chuang Tzu, and Lieh Tzu provided an intellectual framework for Chinese prolongevity

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  • The individualism and simplistic pathology underly - ing prolongevity hygiene were eroded by the rise of social hygiene and the development of sophisticated etiological concepts and powerful therapeutic methods

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  • Historians are coming to recognize the significance of Chinese contributions to Western science and tech - nology, and these achievements owe much to Taoism motivated by the desire for prolongevity.

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  • As Max Weber ob - served, Taoism for the first time in history fashioned the vagaries of prolongevity magic and folklore into

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