Medicine: Life Extension

In 1913 Professor Irving Fisher of Yale, 46, was receptive to a good business enterprise. A 41-year-old Manhattan contractor & builder named Harold Alexander Ley had an inviting idea. The shrewd, vigorous pair conferred, organized the Life Extension Institute with $150,000 capital. Contractor Ley made himself president. Professor Fisher made himself chairman of a Hygiene Reference Board and induced some of the most important medical men of the land to serve under him without pay. Purpose of the Life Extension Institute was to give thoroughgoing medical examinations to all comers at $15 and...

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