Retrospect: Renowned veterinary surgeon Peter Joseph Patt

Mobile vet treated horses, created cure-alls for man and beast and transitioned his downtown stables to auto parking as times changed

A look at Royal Street in Mobile around 1895-1900. Note the sign for Patt’s elixir at right. Photo courtesy of Historic Mobile Preservation Society. Peter Joseph Patt was born near Cologne, Germany, in the mid-1850s. Young Patt studied to become a veterinary surgeon and resumed that training after arriving in America…

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