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Pratt, Cornelia Atwood

Entry updated 27 February 2023. Tagged: Author.

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Working and maiden name of Cornelia Atwood Comer (1865-1929), author with Richard Slee (who has not been traced) of Dr Berkeley's Discovery (1899), in which the titular pathologist solves a mystery with his memory-cell-reading device (see Psychology). In an early variation on the Urban Legend that a dead person's retinas retain the last image seen, this Invention recovers latent visual images from the murder victim's brain tissue. [JC/DRL]

Cornelia Atwood Pratt Comer

born Bryan, Ohio: 26 March 1865

died Rolling Bay, Washington: 1929



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