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And Be Merry... (1950) [Short Story]
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A female scientist pretends a broken ankle in order to send her husband away so she can do "guinea pig" experiments on herself without his constant worrying and scoldings. She thinks she has found a way to cure the "disease" of old age, to trigger the body's cells to repair themselves endlessly, new cells always replacing the old in an endless cycle of immortality. Attempting the treatment on herself, she is delighted with the results.

But she forgets one thing. Is the human psyche really equipped to handle immortality?

Published in Omnibus of Science Fiction, Toward Infinity, and Science Fiction: the Great Years II.

Original title: And Be Merry...
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionScience FictionSpecies EvolutionLongevity and Immortality
FictionScience FictionHard ScienceMedicine

This work is a subwork of the following works :
     Omnibus of Science Fiction, the (1952) [Anthology]
      Authors: Arthur C. Clarke , H. P. Lovecraft , Isaac Asimov , Ray Bradbury , Jack London , James Blish , L. Sprague de Camp , A.E. van Vogt , Jack Vance , Fletcher Pratt , Damon Knight , Murray Leinster , Richard Matheson , Eric Frank Russell , Theodore Sturgeon , John D. MacDonald , Lewis Padgett , Wyman Guin , Lester del Rey , Raymond F. Jones , Alan E. Nourse , Fredric Brown , A.J. Deutsch , Anthony Boucher , William Tenn , Paul Ernst , David H. Keller , Katherine MacLean , John Leimert , B.F. Ruby , Will H. Gray , David Grinnell , Mark Clifton , Ross Rocklynne , Ann Griffith , R.R. Winterbotham , Ralph Williams , Chester S. Geier , W. Hilton-Young , André Maurois , Ralph Robin , H.B. Fyfe , Robert Abernathy , Peter Phillips

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