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William C. Klatt, as a Physician

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DESCRIPTION

William C. Klatt, member of the Menomonie High School class of 1905, depicted as a physician operating on a disembodied head. Darkroom manipulation was used to create the illusion of the separation of the patient's head from his body.

RECORD DETAILS

Image ID: 7947

Creation Date: 1905 

Creator Name: Hansen, Albert

City: Menomonie

County: Dunn

State: Wisconsin

Collection Name: Hansen, Albert, 1886-1979 : Papers, 1899-1980

Genre: Photograph

Original Format Type: photographic print, b&w

Original Format Number: M82-255

Original Dimensions: 4x4 inches

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

This was part of a yearbook created by classmate Albert Hansen, based on a class prophecy theme. Page 28 of 70. Prophecy on page 27 reads, "'A decease [sic] known is half cured.' It is indeed a wonderful thought when we reflect upon the great advancement made for the relief of suffering humanity. Among the physicians of scientific research, William Klatt stands out the most noted, because of his ability to perform skillful operating on the brain of man by the removal of the head and giving treatment to the brain through the spinal cord." William C. Klatt remained in Menomonie, where he worked in the post office for forty years. He died in 1952 of a heart attack, in the year that he was going to retire. Information about William C. Klatt has been researched through his obituary.

SUBJECTS

Education

Indoor photography

Manners and customs

Medicine

Men

Persons

Physicians

Portrait photography

Practical jokes

Quacks and quackery

Students

Surgery

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