Physician specializing in the study and treatment of epilepsy. Born– Oct. 13, 1863, in Chambers Co., Ala. Parents– William Philip and Mary Ann Spratling. Married– Anna Gorton, 1901. Children– four. Education– attended Alabama Polytechnic Institute and Moos Business College (Atlanta); attended medical school at Vanderbilt University; College of Physicians and Surgeons, Baltimore, grad. 1886. Entered U.S. Marine Hospital Service, 1887; assistant physician in New York State Hospital for the Insane for 5 years; medical superintendent of Craig Colony for Epileptics, 1894-1908. Cofounder and president, National Association for the Study of Epilepsy;  Member New York Academy of Medicine and the American Medico-Psychological Association.


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Epilepsy and its Relation to Crime. 

An Ideal Colony for Epileptics.  1901.

Treatment of Epilepsy and its incipience.  1894.

Two and a half years at the Craig Colony.  1899.