Charlatan: America's most dangerous huckster, the man who pursued him, and the age of flimflam

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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.
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Tells the story of the little-known Dr. John Brinkley and his unquenchable thirst for fame and fortune and Morris Fishbein, a quackbuster extraordinaire who relentlessly pursued the greatest charlatan of the 1920s and 1930s.
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subject_facet Brinkley, John Richard, -- 1885-1942, Physicians -- Kansas -- Biography, Quacks and quackery -- United States -- History
title_display Charlatan : America's most dangerous huckster, the man who pursued him, and the age of flimflam
title_full Charlatan : America's most dangerous huckster, the man who pursued him, and the age of flimflam / Pope Brock, Charlatan America's Most Dangerous Huckster, the Man Who Pursued Him, and the Age of Flimflam, Charlatan [electronic resource] : America's most dangerous huckster, the man who pursued him, and the age of flimflam / Pope Brock, Charlatan [sound recording] : America's most dangerous huckster, the man who pursued him, and the age of flimflam / Pope Brock
title_short Charlatan :
title_sub America's most dangerous huckster, the man who pursued him, and the age of flimflam
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