Drowned rat from Dr. Peter V. Karpovich's study on Water in the Lungs of Drowned Animals (1933)
Black and white photograph that depicts unknown researcher, possibly Dr. Peter V. Karpovich, drowning a lab rat in a fish bow. The fish bowl rests on a white surface with a white backdrop terminating two tenths of the way up the image. Karpovich's initial research under the guidance of James Huff McCurdy made use of the natatorium and his invention the natograph. Serious inquiry into drowning was a natural extension. This tangent of research would later result in the publication of an instruction manual for proposing new methodology for resuscitation.
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The photograph is part of a scrapbook and is on the 29th page and the first item digitized on the page.
Photograph appears in a scrapbook, titled "Book I: 1925-1941". It is on the 29th page and the first item digitized on the page.