Title Henry S. Tanner before the start of his 40-day fast at Clarendon Hall, New York City. Photograph by Herr & Co., 1880.
Imprint New York, N.Y. (339 & 341 6th Ave.) : Herr & Co., 1880.


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Physical description 1 photograph : photoprint, albumen ; sheet 12.5 x 9 cm
Summary 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
Cite as Wellcome Library no. 582982i
Lettering Henry S. Tanner, M.D. of Minneapolis, Minn. Before he commenced his 40 day fast, in Clarendon Hall, New York City. Herr & Co., copyright
Author, etc. Herr & Co.
Herr & Co. Henry S. Tanner during his fast of forty days at Clarendon Hall, New York City. Photographs by Herr & Co. and G.E. Hogg, 1880 ; no. 1.
Topic-LCSH Fasting.
Place name New York (N.Y.)
Subject name Tanner, Henry S. (Henry Samuel), 1831-1919.
Genre/Technique Photographic prints.
Portrait photographs.
Then & now comparisons.
Copy photo no. L 34272
System no. .b15829820
Record no. 582982i