The ‘Goat-Gland Doctor’: J.R. Brinkley and Medical Quackery in the Early 20th Century

Even though the medical community thoroughly discredited his methods, he was able to continue his activities for almost two decades. Introduction John Romulus Brinkley (later John Richard Brinkley; July 8, 1885 – May 26, 1942) was an American quack who fraudulently claimed to be a medical doctor. He had no legitimate medical education and bought his medical degree from a[…]