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"I realized there was a heavy-duty change coming in biology, and I could write a really compelling novel about catastrophic evolution, punctuated equilibrium."
- Greg Bear

Corporol  
  Preserves and maintains the body.  

He got hold of an Egyptian mummy and set about analyzing every gum and drug that the ancients had used to preserve it. And naturally he found their secret of preserving the body from decay...

He says he's going in there to take his anadrenalin and an injection of the preserving fluid which he calls "corporal".

From A Race Through Time, by Donald Wandrei.
Published by Astounding Science Fiction in 1933
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To find out what happens, read the entry on conscious retarded animation!

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