Medicine: None Perfect

Speaking in a Methodist church in Manhattan, a doctor cried out against the imperfection of the age. He was Dr. Eugene Lyman Fisk, Medical Director of the Life Extension Institute. He said that, of 400,000 persons examined by the organization in twelve years, not one perfect physique had been found. "More than 60 per cent, of those examined," he said, "have been found in need of some important medical attention, and practically all have required some modification in their mode of living."

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