Women’s History Month and Women’s Day

Fazylyanova Vladislava
2 min readMar 8, 2021

Today I’m going to talk about a rather famous woman who has perfected medicine and helped many people. Her name is Anna Aslan.

Anna Aslan was born in 1897 in Braila (Romania). After receiving a medical education at a local university, Anna became the head of the physiological clinic of the Bucharest Institute of Endocrinology, and in 1951 she founded the Institute of Gerontology and Geriatrics, the only one in Europe. Inspired by the idea of a doctor who believed that old age was a disease that could be cured, she began to develop a drug that would not only prevent old age, but would extend human life. In 1955, she was able to create a drug that was initially tested on animals, but when she realized that animals started to feel better, she began to inject the drug the elderly, after using the drug, the elderly were cured of certain heart and nervous system diseases and etc.

During the presentation of the drug at the congress, many academics were skeptical about the drug and made some fun of Anna, saying that she was getting older and making everyone laugh. I was surprised that despite the ridicule and, in fact, the impossibility of defeating the natural process of aging, Anna did not give up the idea and achieved success in this field. She also did not stop on one drug and created another that treated childhood dementia.