Allyn King Foster, Jr.
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|Allyn King Foster, Jr.|
|Born||8 March 1905|
Cornwall, Litchfield Co., Connecticut
|Died||17 January 1942 (36)|
New York City, New York
|Alma mater||Colgate University (1925, B.S.); University of Chicago (1929, M.S.); Rush Medical College (1930, M.D.)|
|Workplace(s)||St. Luke's Hospital (internship); New York Post-Graduate Medical School and Hospital; Columbia University|
|Spouse(s)||Elsa Margareta Nilsson (m. 1935)|
Allyn King Foster, Jr. (March 8, 1905 - January 17, 1942) was an American physician and surgeon who reportedly worked on a "death ray" device, coming to public attention after his sudden death while being held at Bellevue Hospital following an apparent mental breakdown (during which he met briefly with Georges Lakhovsky).
- The Plan of the Institute for National Defense: Including the Condensed Version and the Complete Presentation of the Plan of the Institute for National Defense, the Plan for the Institute of Coordinated Science and Industry and a Letter from the Authors to Wendell L. Willkie (© Nov. 1 1940; AA 348848.)
- New York Institute of Coordinated Science and Industry, Inc. (© Feb. 28, 1941; AA 359945.)
- NYT (19 Jan. 1942), "TRIPLE INQUIRY ON IN DOCTOR'S DEATH; Dr. A.K. Foster Jr., Bellevue Patient, Had Fracture of Larynx, Autopsy Shows EVIDENCE OF ASPHYXIATION He Had Been in Violent Ward Since He Was Found Dazed in Street a Week Ago", New York Times (New York City, NY): 19, https://www.nytimes.com/1942/01/19/archives/triple-inquiry-on-in-doctors-death-dr-ak-foster-jr-bellevue-patient.html
- NYT (20 Jan. 1942), "DR. FOSTER'S DEATH LAID TO BELLEVUE; Autopsy Demanded by Widow Reveals He Could Not Have Lived Long After Injury WAS IN HOSPITAL 5 DAYS Superintendent There Begins Inquiry as Prosecutor's Aide Accepts Examiner's Report", New York Times (New York City, NY): 21, https://www.nytimes.com/1942/01/20/archives/dr-fosters-death-laid-to-bellevue-autopsy-demanded-by-widow-reveals.html
- BDE (2 Feb. 1942), "Fears Death Ray Work Drove Surgeon Insane; Widow of Dr. Foster Reveales He Visited Russian Scientist on Day of Breakdown", Brooklyn Daily Eagle (Brooklyn, NY): 3, https://www.newspapers.com/newspage/52620100/
- Scott, Hugh (8 Mar. 1942), "MYSTERY VEILS VIOLENT END OF DEATH RAY INVENTOR", Philadelphia Inquirer (Philadelphia, PA): 10, https://www.newspapers.com/newspage/172128232
- NYT (2 July 1942), "NO FOSTER INDICTMENT; Jury Refuses to Act in Death of Physician in Bellevue", New York Times (New York City, NY): 5, https://www.nytimes.com/1942/07/02/archives/no-foster-indictment-jury-refuses-to-act-in-death-of-physician-in.html, "Although the January grand jury two weeks ago closed its investigation of the death last Jan. 15 of Dr. Allyn King Foster in Bellevue Hospital of injuries suffered in some mysterious manner, the fact they had refused to hand up an indictment in the case did not become public until yesterday."
- Lyons, Leonard (18 Sep. 1942), "The Lyons Den", South Bend Tribune (South Bend, IN): 19, https://www.newspapers.com/newspage/514854579/, "SUIT: Mrs. Allyn K. Foster, widow of the doctor who died after a mysterious beating in the psychiatric ward at Bellevue hospital, is suing the city of New York for $50,000. She alleges criminal negligence and will cite cases of similar deaths during recent years."