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Orificial Surgery and Its Application to the Treatment of Chronic Diseases by  E.H.( Edwin Hartley) Pratt - First Edition - 1887 - from Dale Steffey Books (SKU: 004764)

Orificial Surgery and Its Application to the Treatment of Chronic Diseases

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Orificial Surgery and Its Application to the Treatment of Chronic Diseases

by Pratt, E.H.( Edwin Hartley)

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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.

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Bookseller
Dale Steffey Books US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
004764
Title
Orificial Surgery and Its Application to the Treatment of Chronic Diseases
Author
Pratt, E.H.( Edwin Hartley)
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Very Good
Jacket condition
No Jacket, As Issued
Edition
First Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
W.t. Keener
Place of Publication
Chicago
Date published
1887
Bookseller catalogs
Biology; Medicine;
Size
8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall

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