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Dr. John R. Brinkley
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    (July 8, 1885-1942)
    Medical quack, renegade broadcaster and political wannabe
    Promoted goat-gland treatments for 'general debility' and pioneered prostate-gland surgical procedures
    Owned Kansas' first radio station, KFKB ('Kansas First, Kansas Best'), in connection with his goat-gland clinic in Milford, KS (later moved to Del Rio, TX), first of the legendary Mexican 'border-blaster' radio stations
    He got his medical degree from what nowadays would be called a 'diploma mill.'
    KFKB was forced off the air for lack of candor, tasteless content and excessive self-promotion of his unconventional medical therapies.
    He unsuccessfully tried to get the name of Milford changed to 'Brinkley' when the Post Office nixed it due to extreme self-promotion.
    He lost a costly libel suit to the American Medical Association over claims involving his surgical techniques.
    He operated a 'flight school' and advertised heavily over the radio, falsely claiming to offer draft deferments to students.
    He was a notorious supporter of the Silvershirts, a quasi-Fascist group.
    He pioneered awareness of diseases of the colon, as well as surgical treatments.
    His presence in Del Rio, TX brought some measure of prosperity to an area otherwise adversely affected by the Great Depression.
    His stations essentially pioneered the concept of direct-selling as a viable advertising medium.
    He pioneered the promotion of Mexico as a popular tourist destination.

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