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Dates:  1892, 30 November - 1974, January
Born:  Scotland, Glasgow
Died:  US, NY, Rochester
 
  

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Approved biography for William H. Feldman
(Courtesy of Christian Peterson)

 
  
William H. Feldman was born on November 30, 1892, in Glasgow and came to the United States as a child in about 1896. He spent time in Colorado as a young adult, obtained his medical degree, and moved to Rochester, Minnesota, in 1934, probably to work at the Mayo Clinic. Dr. Feldman was involved in developing streptomycin, an antibiotic used chiefly for treating tuberculosis. He also worked for a decade at the Veterans Administration in Washington, D.C., from 1957 to 1967.
 
Feldman was a member of the Rochester Camera Club, which was organized in 1937 largely by doctors from Mayo, and served as its second president. During the 1940s, his photographs were included in the Minnesota State-Wide Salon and the Rochester salons sponsored by the camera club. The museumís single print by him pictures a woman cleaning exterior house windows, and is somewhat modernist in its use of angled lines and geometric shapes. Feldman combined his medical expertise and photographic interests in at least one ongoing series of pictures later in life. He made many portraits of individual pathologists, shot in hotel rooms during their various gatherings. In 1972, the National Library of Medicine, in Bethesda, Maryland, presented a one-person exhibition of a selection of these images. William H. Feldman died in Rochester, in January 1974. 
  
Christian A. Peterson Pictorial Photography at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts (Christian A. Peterson: Privately printed, 2012) 
  
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Date last updated: 1 June 2013. 
  
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