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Henry S. Tanner before the start of his 40-day fast at Clarendon Hall, New York City. Photograph by Herr & Co., 1880.
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Credit: Henry S. Tanner before the start of his 40-day fast at Clarendon Hall, New York City. Photograph by Herr & Co., 1880. Wellcome Collection. Public Domain Mark
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Dr Henry S. Tanner, a Minneapolis physician born in England, responding to a challenge from Dr William A. Hammond and the New York Neurological Society, fasted in New York City for forty days, from 28 June to 6 August 1880, and received $1,000 prize money. His aim was to demonstrate the therapeutic value of abstinence from food. He subsequently wrote and lectured on fasting. He died in San Diego, California, in 1919. See Linda Burfield Hazzard, Scientific fasting: the ancient and modern key to health, New York 1927, part 1
New York, N.Y. (339 & 341 6th Ave.) : Herr & Co., 1880.
1 photograph : photoprint, albumen ; sheet 12.5 x 9 cm
Henry S. Tanner, M.D. of Minneapolis, Minn. Before he commenced his 40 day fast, in Clarendon Hall, New York City. Herr & Co., copyright
Wellcome Collection 582982i
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At beginning of fast and after 14 days
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