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How to Live Rules for Healthful Living Based on Modern Science   By: (1867-1947)

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PREVENT LIFE WASTE UPBUILD NATIONAL VITALITY

[Illustration: LIVE! THE LIFE EXTENSION INSTITUTE INC. NEW YORK. N. Y. 25 WEST 45th STREET]

Directors

Hon. William H. Taft Henry H. Bowman Francis R. Cooley Robert W. de Forest Irving Fisher Eugene Lyman Fisk Harold A. Ley Elmer E. Rittenhouse Charles H. Sabin Frank A. Vanderlip

HON. WILLIAM H. TAFT Chairman, Board of Directors

ELMER E. RITTENHOUSE President

GEN. W. C. GORGAS Consultant, Sanitation

PROF. IRVING FISHER Chairman, Hygiene Reference Board

EUGENE L. FISK, M.D. Director of Hygiene

HAROLD A. LEY Vice president and Treasurer

JAMES D. LENNEHAN Secretary

The Institute was established by a group of scientists, publicists, and business men, who desired to provide a self supporting central institution of national scope devoted to the science of disease prevention a responsible and authoritative source from which the public might draw knowledge and inspiration in the great war of civilization against needless sickness and premature death.

LIFE EXTENSION INSTITUTE, Inc. 25 WEST 45th STREET :: NEW YORK CITY

HOW TO LIVE

[Illustration: Hon. William Howard Taft Chairman, Board of Directors Life Extension Institute, Inc. COPYRIGHT MOFFETT STUDIO]

HOW TO LIVE

RULES FOR HEALTHFUL LIVING BASED ON MODERN SCIENCE

AUTHORIZED BY AND PREPARED IN COLLABORATION WITH THE HYGIENE REFERENCE BOARD OF THE LIFE EXTENSION INSTITUTE, INC.

BY

IRVING FISHER, Chairman , PROFESSOR OF POLITICAL ECONOMY, YALE UNIVERSITY

AND

EUGENE LYMAN FISK, M.D., DIRECTOR OF HYGIENE OF THE INSTITUTE

NINTH EDITION

FUNK & WAGNALLS COMPANY NEW YORK AND LONDON 1916

COPYRIGHT, 1915, BY FUNK & WAGNALLS COMPANY (Printed in the United States of America.)

Published, October, 1915 Second Edition, November, 1915 Third Edition, December, 1915 Fourth Edition, March, 1916 Fifth Edition, April, 1916 Sixth Edition, May, 1916 Seventh Edition, June, 1916 Eighth Revised Edition, September, 1916 Ninth Edition, September, 1916

FOREWORD

To one who has been an eye witness of the wonderful achievements of American medical science in the conquest of acute communicable and pestilential diseases in those regions of the earth where they were supposed to be impregnably entrenched, there is the strongest possible appeal in the present rapidly growing movement for the improvement of physical efficiency and the conquest of chronic diseases of the vital organs.

Through the patient, intelligent and often heroic work of our army medical men, and the staff of the United States Public Health Service, death rates supposedly fixed have been cut in half.

While it is true that to the public mind there is a more lurid and spectacular menace in such diseases as small pox, yellow fever and plague, medical men and public health workers are beginning to realize that, with the warfare against such maladies well organized, it is now time to give attention to the heavy loss from lowered physical efficiency and chronic, preventable disease, a loss exceeding in magnitude that sustained from the more widely feared communicable diseases.

The insidious encroachment of the chronic diseases that sap the vitality of the individual and impair the efficiency of the race is a matter of increasing importance... Continue reading book >>




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