Kat, Willem (1902– )
Dutch psychiatrist and neurologist who was active in the
field of parapsychology. He was born on June 13, 1902, at
Medemblick, the Netherlands. Kat studied at the University of
Amsterdam and then spent many years on the teaching staff of
the biochemical laboratory at Amsterdam University, eventually
becoming head of the laboratory.
He investigated unorthodox healing. A member of the Studievereniging
voor Psychical Research (the Dutch Society for
Psychical Research) and the Netherlands Committee for the
Study of Unorthodox Healing and Its Social Consequences, he
contributed articles on parapsychology to Tijdschrift voor Parapsychologie.
Pleasants, Helene, ed. Biographical Dictionary of Parapsychology.
New York Helix Press, 1964.