The Health of Nations: Irving Fisher and the Contribution of Improved Longevity to Living Standard
Among Irving Fisher’s many contributions to economics, one that is little noted and barely remembered is his emphasis on the economic importance of health. For the most part, his concern was in promoting healthy life styles. In addition, he made an early (perhaps the earliest) estimate of the impact of mortality and morbidity on national output.
Nordhaus, William D., "The Health of Nations: Irving Fisher and the Contribution of Improved Longevity to Living Standard" (1998). Cowles Foundation Discussion Papers. 1448.