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Charlatan : the fraudulent life of John Brinkley

Author: Pope Brock
Publisher: London : Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This is the enormously entertaining story of how a fraudulent surgeon made a fortune by inserting goats' testes into impotent American men. So-called '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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
History
Named Person: John Richard Brinkley; John Richard Brinkley; John Richard Brinkley
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Pope Brock
ISBN: 9780297845669 0297845667
OCLC Number: 220920999
Description: 324 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Pope Brock.

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"Mr Brock describes with suitable bounce and sardonic gusto what Brinkley got away with." -- Peter Lewis DAILY MAIL "Charlatan is a superbly crafted and enthralling account of the life and times of Read more...

 
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