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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Full title charlatan americas most dangerous huckster the man who pursued him and the age of flimflam
Author brock pope
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display_description The inspiration for the 2016 Sundance Film Festival documentary, NUTS!. "An extraordinary saga of the most dangerous quack of all time...entrancing" –USA Today
In 1917, John R. Brinkley–America's most brazen con man–introduced an outlandish surgical method for restoring fading male virility.
It was all nonsense, but thousands of eager customers quickly made "Dr." Brinkley one of America's richest men–and a national celebrity. The great quack buster Morris Fishbein vowed to put the country' s "most daring and dangerous" charlatan out of business, yet each effort seemed only to spur Brinkley to new heights of ingenuity, and the worlds of advertising, broadcasting, and politics soon proved to be equally fertile grounds for his potent brand of flimflam.
Culminating in a decisive courtroom confrontation, Charlatan is a marvelous portrait of a boundlessly audacious rogue on the loose in an America ripe for the bamboozling.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
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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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