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Charlatan: America's Most Dangerous Huckster, the Man Who Pursued Him, and the Age of Flimflam

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The rise and fall of the greatest medical con man of all time.

This is the enormously entertaining story of how a fraudulent surgeon made a fortune by inserting goats' testes into impotent American men. "Doctor" John Brinkley became a world renowned authority on sexual rejuvenation in the 1920s, with famous politicians and even royalty asking for his services. His nemesis was Dr. Morris Fishbein, editor of the Journal of the American Medical Association, but it took him fifteen years to destroy Brinkley in a dramatic courtroom showdown. In the meantime, despite mounting evidence that his quack treatments killed many patients, Brinkley became a millionaire, and his pioneering use of radio not only kick-started country music as a national force in America but also invented the whole concept of radio advertising. He became the first politician to campaign over the airwaves when he ran for governor of Kansas.

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Witness the rise and fall of the greatest medical con man of all time in this enormously entertaining story of how a fraudulent surgeon made a fortune by inserting goats' testes into impotent American men.

About the Author

POPE BROCK is the author of the critically acclaimed "Indiana Gothic," the story of his great-grandfather's murder in 1908. Brock has written for numerous publications, including "Rolling Stone, Esquire, GQ," and the "London Sunday Times Magazine," He lives in upstate New York with his twin daughters, Molly and Hannah.

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ISBN:
9781400136070
Author:
Brock, Pope
Publisher:
Tantor Media Inc
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Heller, Johnny
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Heller, Johnny
Author:
Heller, Johnny
Location:
Old Saybrook
Subject:
Criminals & Outlaws
Subject:
Biography - General
Subject:
General Biography
Edition Description:
Unabridged,Library - Unabridged CD
Publication Date:
20080231
Binding:
COMPACT DISC
Language:
English
Dimensions:
6.4 x 6.7 x 0.9 in 0.6 lb
Media Run Time:
540

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