John Brinkley For Kansas Governor Goat Paperweight Quack Medicine Doctor #1

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Seller: antiqbrokr (7,849) 100%, Location: Wichita, Kansas, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 173975705759 JOHN BRINKLEY FOR KANSAS GOVERNOR GOAT PAPERWEIGHT QUACK MEDICINE DOCTOR #1 We acquired this figural goat cast metal paperweight from the same estate where we got the Brinkley tag topper we currently have listed. Both sides of the base are marked FOR GOVENOR. Dr. Brinkley was known as the Goat Gland Dr., it stands to reason the goat was his "mascot". In fact when upset with an article written about him he sent a live goat. The paperweight measures 1 1/2' x 3" and 2 3/4" tall. It is in excellent condition with no damage. A rare addition to any collection and no reserve! We have a painted one listed separately. We have posted information on Brinkley below if you are unfamiliar with his outlandish story. Please email with questions. Thanks! John Romulus Brinkley (later John Richard Brinkley; July 8, 1885 – May 26, 1942) was a controversial American who fraudulently claimed to be a medical doctor (he had no legitimate medical education and bought his medical degree from a "diploma mill") who became known as the "goat-gland doctor" after he achieved national fame, international notoriety and great wealth through the xenotransplantation of goat testicles into humans. Although initially Brinkley promoted this procedure as a means of curing male impotence, eventually he claimed that the technique was a virtual panacea for a wide range of male ailments. He operated clinics and hospitals in several states, and despite the fact that almost from the beginning, detractors and critics in the medical community thoroughly discredited his methods, he was able to continue his activities for almost two decades. He was also, almost by accident, an advertising and radio pioneer who began the era of Mexican border blaster radio. [2] Although he was stripped of his license to practice medicine in Kansas and several other states, Brinkley, a demagogue beloved by hundreds of thousands of people in Kansas and elsewhere, nevertheless launched two campaigns for Kansas governor, one of which might have been successful had it not been for widespread ballot tampering by his opponents. Brinkley's rise to fame and fortune was as precipitous as his eventual fall: At the height of his career he had amassed millions of dollars; yet he died sick and nearly penniless, as a result of the large number of malpractice, wrongful death and fraud suits brought against him. There is additional fascinating information online. We are a husband and wife team with over twenty years experience. Each piece we list is described accurately and honestly to the best of our ability and all questions answered as promptly as possible. Your item will be packed carefully with great attention to the particular needs for it's safe arrival. Proper packing materials, insurance and tracking are all included. We want you to bid with complete confidence based upon our excellent feedback and our promise to make each transaction a pleasant experience for both of us. Thank you for viewing our auction listing! Please don't hesitate to email with any questions or concerns and we will do our best to address them. NOTE: KS Residents must pay sales tax. Also new laws require sales tax collection by Ebay for some additional states. Washington State sales tax is being collected with more states to follow over the next several months. Check with Ebay to see if your state is on that list as we have no control over tax being added to your final purchase price. NOTE TO OUR INTERNATIONAL BIDDERS: We value your business and want you to bid with the same confidence as our domestic bidders, however, please understand we will not alter the value of your purchase on customs forms or mark any item as a "gift". All items we sell are shipped with full value insurance which is declared and it will be your responsibility to pay any duty tax owed. We prefer to ship via USPS Priority Express or Priority International but if an item's value is less than $50.00 USD we will consider shipping via 1st class mail. The shipping calculator will give you a quote but feel free to email with any questions. Listing and template services provided by inkFrog UPC: Does Not Apply

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