It seems there was a trend amongst pharmaceutical companies at one point in time to press up records which would perform the same function as the drug salesman- to remind the listener of an illness and to talk up their drugs’ curative power, all within the comfort of one’s own home and without the tedium of an actual meeting. The first side of this 45 is “a representative visit”– the conversation the salesman and the doctor would have had had the salesman visited. It’s mostly highly technical engrossing colon talk. But the reason this record is documented here is the B-side. “Tableau of a Lithotomy” is a semi-mystifying theatrical piece that uses biblical language and concepts to describe a bladder operation, wherein the surgeon’s power to “maketh his incision” and give new life is exalted. It would seem that someone involved in the Norgine record was a weekend chamber music avant-gardist and was given free reign. Enjoy.