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Black yachting cap used by the infamous Dr. John Brinkley. Brinkley operated a fraudulent medical practice near Milford, Kansas that specialized in implanting goat glands in male patients to increase virility. Brinkley became wealthy and highly successful after establishing the state's first radio station. Kansas Governors named him to the head of the Kansas Navy and he frequently wore this hat on his yacht.

Creator: S. Appel & Company
Date: between 1920 and 1929

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Item Number: 219249
KSHS Identifier: 1977.36.15

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