August 15, 2011
In 1915, John Brinkley passed the Arkansas Eclectic Medical Board examination, licensing him in the use of such medicine as herbal remedies. He practiced in Kansas for about fifteen years before his license was revoked for questionable practices. After some time in Texas, he set up practice in two locations in Little Rock (Pulaski County), one being the Brinkley Hospital shown here. His career began to unravel when his male virility treatments were exposed as frauds in 1939. After several lawsuits, he filed for bankruptcy in 1941.