Medicine: Vital Statistician

One of the most popular educational shows at the New York World's Fair is the Medicine & Public Health exhibit. In the shadowy Hall of Man stand countless glorifications of the human body—a swaying four-foot ear, a talking skeleton, a mechanical biceps, a huge plaster brain studded with push buttons. Through the Hall echoes the muffled beat of an invisible, mechanical heart.

Chairman of the museum's board of directors is Dr. Louis Israel Dublin, vice president of Metropolitan Life Insurance Co., and greatest vital statistician in the world. Last week Dr. Dublin announced that the million-dollar display will be given a permanent...

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