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Pratt, E.H.( Edwin Hartley)
Orificial Surgery and Its Application to the Treatment of Chronic Diseases
Chicago: W.t. Keener, 1887. Very Good in the original green cloth, gilt lettering spine and front board, boards are rubbed and solied, lacking the rear endpage. Presentation book plate front paste down -"Presented to the Physio-Medical College of Indiana By Melville C. Keith, M.D. Christmas 1888". Errata slip tipped in at final page of text. Edwin Hartley Pratt was the founder of the Chicago-based Orificial Surgery Society in 1887. Orificial surgery sought to cure many of the physical and psychological ills of the body by surgical corrections to the various orifices, mainly those below the waist. This movement in mainstream American medicine flourished until the 1920s, and the numbers of those subjected to orificial surgery during its brief heyday are estimated to be in the tens of thousands. It is remembered mainly today for its advocacy of circumcision in both males and females. RARE in the 1887 First Edition, a wonderful curiosity for any medical book collection !. First Edition. Cloth. Very Good/No Jacket, As Issued. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. [Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: Dale Steffey Books [United States]
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