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Episode 3.24 Inside Dr. Brinkley’s Operating Room: A Deadly Pursuit of Virility



In 1918 in Milford, Kansas, John R. Brinkley, a fake doctor with no properly accredited medical education, opened a 16 room clinic where he promoted goat glands as a cure for over 20 ailments. The scam continued to go unnoticed due to patients being too embarrassed to talk about what happened in the operating room, until a few brave individuals stepped forward to tell their stories. In today's episode we learn more about Dr. Brinkley's unnecessary treatments and how his fraudulent diploma led to over 40 deaths and countless injuries.

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