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Davis. Davis was created by the Russian author Vsevolod Valiusinskii (Professor Kurganov) and appeared in Bo’shaia zemlia (1931).
In the near future, Davis, an English scientist, discovers the “minima-hormone,” a treatment which can reduce living beings to a height of three centimeters. He succeeds at doing this with Daisy, his cat, and plans to do this for all of mankind, so that food, land, and other resources will become abundant for all. (Davis is a committed socialist). Unfortunately, the corrupt British capitalists kidnap Davis and try to steal the minima-hormone from him, so that only British workers can be shrunk. Militant socialist workers help Davis and his sweetheart Ellen escape, and a war breaks out between the British and the Soviets during which Davis dies.
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