The Goat Gland Doctor

The Goat Gland Doctor

  • $ 2500

No history of American broadcasting would be complete without the story of Dr. John R. Brinkley. A forerunner of the televangelists, his first radio station -- KFKB in Milford, Kansas -- went on the air in 1923. His career demonstrates the power of the mass media, especially when combined with the persuasive skills of a charismatic personality. This documentary incorporates archival recordings and home movies to chronicle Brinkley's rise to national prominence and his financial decline into bankruptcy after numerous conflicts with the American Medical Association and the Federal Radio Commission. Brinkley used the radio to promote such things as his goat gland transplants, which promised to restore youthful vitality to elderly patients. (Bonus Material)

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