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This became one of my favorite books after the third chapter.
This is a totally entertaining account of the infamous Dr. John Brinkley, a quack of outrageous proportions operating in Kansas and Texas during the 1920s and 1930s.
This book held my interest so that I could not stop reading; Brock's writing is often humorous and witty, and he tells a great story.
This is the most interesting thing I have ever read. It involves a man that made a fortune by sewing goat parts into men to give them virility. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Wulfstan
This is a little different tack than most people's point of view. The book was recommended to me by James Malinchak, ABCTV Secret Millionaire at a conference of his that I... Read morePublished 1 month ago by TechnoGranny
Very entertaining,never realized this type of medicine existed. Although the book points out it is not real medicine.
This book was nothing short of awesome. The way this thing was written, I was hoping at the end that this guy would have received a huge payback for all of his evil. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Fred Rowe
A great book that everyone should read about the grass roots of medical and pharmaceutical advertising; and selling the impossible dream to the endlessly gullible public. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Patricia Wiggins
Entertaining book about a very successful quack. Many of the techniques he used are still being used today.Published 3 months ago by Barbara S.
This book - in addition to being a delightful addition to the library - presents the very interesting tale of medicine, advertising, and the regulation of both. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Rebecca
I saw this book recommended on many lists as in the same vein as Sin in the Second City, Devil in the White City, American Lightning & Thunderstruck. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Peter