Treaments

Treaments

A view showing patients wrapped in cool blankets after receiving a mud-wrap.

Treatments

Treatments

An image showing how some of the mud-wrap treatments worked.

Mudcura

Mudcura

A view of the main sanatorium building, which included twenty-seven bedrooms for up to fifty guests, a cigar and newsstand, a smoking room, and a barbershop.

Dr. Henry Fischer and Family

Dr. Henry Fischer and Family

A family portrait of Dr. Henry P. Fischer and family.

Mudcura

Mudcura

An aerial view of the Mudcura Sanitarium near Shakopee.

Seminary Fen Scientific and Natural Area

Seminary Fen is located between the cities of Chaska and Chanhassen, just across the river from Shakopee. In the twenty-first century, the site is a rare wetland, but the site was used long before the state Department of Natural Resources (DNR) took control in 2008.

Photograph of the front of a World War II K-ration issued to a Minnesota soldier

World War II K-ration issued to Minnesota soldier

World War II K-ration issued to Minnesota soldier

"Human Guinea Pigs"

"Human Guinea Pigs" -- A 1945 Associated Press photo from an article about conscientious objectors' service shows Keys's subjects under study on the treadmill, toward the end of the year-long starvation project.

photograph of experiment subjects displaying "gaunt and weak" bodies

Volunteers Gerald Wilsnack and Marshall Sutton; "Gaunt and weak were the 'guinea pigs' as starvation test ended."

Volunteers Gerald Wilsnack and Marshall Sutton; "Gaunt and weak were the 'guinea pigs' as starvation test ended."

photograph of experiment subjects lounging on the grass in the sunshine

Volunteers Gerald Wilsnack, Marshall Sutton and Jasper Garner "relax in the sun between their daily routine."

Volunteers Gerald Wilsnack, Marshall Sutton and Jasper Garner "relax in the sun between their daily routine."

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