Edwin Hartley Pratt

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E. H. Pratt
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As pictured in Unrivaled Chicago (1896)

Born Edwin Hartley Pratt
6 November 1849(1849-11-06) [1]
Towanda, Bradford Co., Pennsylvania
Died 6 March 1930 (80)
Galva, Henry Co., Illinois
Alma mater University of Chicago (1871); Hahnemann Medical College (1873)
Workplace(s) Cook County Hospital — Chicago Homeopathic Medical College: Demonstrator and Professor of Anatomy (1876-1883); Professor of Surgery (1883-1889); Professor of Orificial Surgery (1890-?)
Affiliations American Association of Orificial Surgeons

Edwin Hartley Pratt (November 6, 1849 - March 6, 1930) was an American homeopathic anatomist, physician, and surgeon, the founder of orificial surgery, a method that he proposed was a curative for various physical and psychological maladies by means of facilitating blood circulation through surgical operations on the orifices of the body, in particular manifesting as circumcision in men and women, urethral dilation and urethroplasty, and proctological surgery, as well as operations to the ears, nostrils, and mouth.

Selected Bibliography

Pratt was also a contributor to, and the editor-in-chief of, the Journal of Orificial Surgery.


  1. "Edwin Hartley Pratt, A.M., M.D., LL.D.", A Biographical History: With Portraits, of Prominent Men of the Great West, Chicago, Illinois: Manhattan Publishing Co., 1894, p. 504-,