As a Catholic woman, mother of seven, with a BS in Biochemistry and a stint in the U of Chicago medical school, the subjects that have intrigued me over the years have involved the relationship of faith and family, science and scripture, biology and the Bible. Thus I have studied and written about natural childbirth, breastfeeding, health and nutrition, child-rearing, abortion, contraception, evolution, homosexuality, stem cell research, and so on. At each stage of my life it seemed natural to learn about what was impacting me at the time, all the way from pregnancy to old age–which is where we are now.

Perhaps you can watch the inner workings of the mind of an old lady here. Perhaps you can witness the deterioration of the mind of an old lady here. If, at some point I do not have the good sense or the ability to sign off on my own, I trust that one of my kids will do that for me. We will see.

Onward. Anyone who has read my first post as well as my first page called ABOUT GROWING OLD ONLINE will see clearly the influence of Dr. Herbert Ratner in my article THE PHEROMONE CONNECTION.

Dr. Ratner’s writings have been archived at the Franciscan University in Steubenville under the care of LuAnn Boris:

LuAnn Boris, MSLS
Acquisitions Librarian
John Paul II Library
Franciscan University of Steubenville
1235 University Boulevard
Steubenville, OH 43952

Here is a link to a 1962 article by Dr. Ratner with his thinking on the role of medicine.

More archived Ratner material.