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The composite man by Pratt and Williams

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The composite man as comprehended in fourteen anatomical impersonations. 2nd ed.

Chicago, 1901. Relief halftone. National Library of Medicine.

Edwin Hartley Pratt

Frederick Williams

A homeopathic practitioner, Pratt ardently recommended "orificial surgery"—operations on the mouth, nose, ears, rectum, cervix, urethra—for problems such as constipation, eczema, insanity, tuberculosis, or just for maintenance of health. His enthusiasm for surgery led to an emphasis on anatomy in writings for the public


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