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Furney, Elliott E

Entry updated 15 November 2021. Tagged: Author.

(1848-1914) US medical doctor (based in St Louis, Missouri), inventor and author, whose Culture, a Modern Method (1891) applies techniques that might a century later be described as Genetic Engineering with Lamarckian implications, with the Invention of a process by which unhealthy cellular material is recast and rejuvenated; further experiments, where animals are – perhaps surgically – modified into servitors able to obey orders, are suggested. [JC]

Elliott Emerson Furney

born Chicopee, Massachusetts, 28 October 1848

died St Petersburg, Florida: June 1914 [may indicate the April-June quarter rather than exact month of death]


  • Culture, a Modern Method (St Louis, Missouri: I H Brown and Company, 1891) [book printed in St Louis: publisher's address given as New York and St Louis: hb/]


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