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Requiem for a Strongman: Reassessing the Career of Professor Louis Attila – Iron Game History – July, 2002

“One thousand dollars to any charity if I cannot conclusively prove that every alleged instructor of physical culture in this country is [either] a former pupil of mine or using one of the systems I have originated and perfected, and which from time to time I have published.”1 This bold challenge posted by Professor Attila in the National Police Gazette in 1894 could arguably sum up the most important impact of this pioneer of physical culture.