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Doctor's bag

Hettinger Brothers Manufacturing Company

Black leather doctor's bag with brass hardware. Carried by Dr. George Campbell McKnight (1866-1942) of Hiawatha, Kansas. After graduating from Rush Medical College in Chicago in 1892, he returned to Hiawatha and entered into a surgical and medical practice. In addition to practicing medicine, McKnight also served as Mayor of Hiawatha from 1914 to 1920. The bag was made by Hettinger Brothers Manufacturing Company of Kansas City, Missouri.


Jeffrey William Colyer, M.D.

A formal portrait of the 47th Kansas Governor Jeff Colyer. A fifth generation Kansan from Hays, Governor Colyer is a surgeon who has volunteered in conflict zones such as Afghanistan, Iraq, the Balkans, Libya, Africa and Rwanda. He served as an international affairs fellow under U.S. presidents Ronald Reagan and George H. W. Bush. He was elected to the Kansas House of Representatives in 2006 and the Kansas Senate in 2008. From 2010 to 2018 he served as lieutenant governor under Governor Sam Brownback.

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