Analysis : ' Youth Blood ' Essay

1035 Words Dec 6th, 2015 5 Pages
Kairos in Zimmerman During the year of 2014, aging was the main topic of discussion due to new discoveries. In her piece, “Youth Blood,” Jess Zimmerman argued that aging is equivalent to “decrepitude and disease.” In order to get rid of a disease, an individual must receive a cure/ treatment. Therefore, Zimmerman proposed that the cure to aging must involve the restoring of youthism, to the elderly, by the use of young blood. In order to successfully support her argument, Zimmerman took advantage of current events to make her article timely. These current events included: Radka Minarechová’s discovery of Slovakia’s discrimination towards the elderly, Saul Villeda’s blood study, and Elizabeth Grossman’s discovery of aging disadvantages associated with environmental factors. These scientific discoveries showed that Zimmerman was not the only one, at the time, who defined aging as a problem. By binding together the national conversations about aging with the recent blood research studies, Zimmerman’s article made a timely, critical impression on her readers. By categorizing aging as a disease, it was no surprise that Zimmerman chose to revolve her article around a blood study involving the transfusion of blood from young mice to old mice. The threat involving the development of diseases served as a perfect example of a disadvantage of aging. She stated that:
But if the new mouse research is going to help us age better, it will have to confront centuries of magic-fuelled…

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