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Edwin Hartley Pratt

1849 - 1930

Edwin Hartley Pratt (1849–1930) was a homeopathic surgeon, and founder of the discipline of "orificial surgery," which argued that most illnesses were due to failings in the sympathetic nervous system which could be corrected through surgery of one or more orifices. Pratt studied at Shimer College, Wheaton College, and the first University of Chicago, and obtained his MD from Hahnemann Medical College. After ten years in general practice, he began to specialize in surgery, making the first public presentation of his ideas on orificial surgery in 1886. Pratt served for 20 years as attending surgeon for the Cook County Hospital, and also founded his own institute, the Lincoln Park Sanitarium. His ideas were extremely popular for a time, but fell into general disrepute in the early 20th century. (from Shimer College Wiki)

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March 31, 2017 Edited by Clean Up Bot add VIAF and wikidata ID
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