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

Pope Brock

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.

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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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.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Johnny Heller

Length:

8h 45m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

09:37


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

15:35


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

09:39


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

10:12


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

06:39


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

06:56


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

17:38


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

13:05


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

10:31


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

10:02


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

12:36


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

10:52


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

15:09


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

10:19


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

08:20


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

07:10


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

05:55


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

12:47


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

12:22


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

10:31


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

07:45


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

07:23


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

06:12


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

06:19


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

04:54


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

11:32


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

04:07


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

06:05


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

07:35


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

06:35


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

12:13


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

19:24


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

11:08


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

09:03


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

07:37


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

05:13


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

14:42


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

10:41


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

13:17


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

04:25


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

03:18


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

05:16


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

10:24


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

08:52


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

03:37


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

06:08


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

05:25


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

06:54


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

13:34


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

09:36


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

07:32


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

15:56


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

05:15


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

09:24


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

04:48


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

16:33


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

00:23