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Man's black wool double-breasted serge jacket with brass buttons. The buttons have a raised image similar to the Kansas state seal. Admiral's stripes (three narrow and one broad) in gold braid on cuffs. Small shield-shaped patch with embroidered landscape scene on each sleeve above cuff. This jacket was made in 1938 by S. Appel & Company in New York. It was worn by Dr. John R. Brinkley, who was nationally known as the "goat gland doctor" for a controversial medical practice involving implanting goat glands in his male patients to increase virility. Brinkley was a pioneer in radio broadcasting and advertising, as he promoted his services to his large listening audience. Kansas governors named Brinkley head of the non-existent Kansas Navy.

Creator: S. Appel & Co., Inc.
Date: 1938

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Item Number: 219250
KSHS Identifier: 1977.36.18

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