When American superheroes get too shabby, they are sent to Gilles Barbier’s “Nursing Home.”
The work refers quite straightforwardly to our societies’ obsession with eternal youth. Should medical research be geared towards the fight against the loss of youthfulness? Or isn’t medicine’s most noble mission to provide us with better lives? Will our society ever revert to respecting old age? (HT: WMMNA)
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