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Another book I'm reading and which has pertinent content relative to this thread is The Book of Charlie.


In Chapter six, Von Drehle recounts various charlatans from the era when Victor Wierwille grew up. Charlie was an adventurous young man who grew up in Kansas City, MO. Excerpted below:

A still greater quack—and bigger celebrity—was John Romulus Brinkley, who operated a radio station and clinic in Milford, Kansas. Licensed in “eclectic medicine” (whatever that was), Brinkley took cures wherever he found them: forgotten folklore, herbal brews, borrowings from chiropractors, osteopaths, homeopaths, and more exotic healers. His signature breakthrough was the idea of transplanting goat testes into impotent men. “A man is only as old as his glands,” Brinkley maintained.

He built a huge following—among the largest radio audiences in the nation—by interspersing pitches for his “Goat Gland Cure” with fundamentalist sermons, rants against elites, and bedtime stories for kids. Tiny Milford filled with men from across the country willing to pay $750 each for goat testicle implants. The numbers grew as Brinkley “discovered” further applications for his interspecies transplants. Goat gonads supposedly cured diabetes, high blood pressure, epilepsy, deafness, paralysis, female infertility, obesity, and dementia.

Von Drehle, David. The Book of Charlie: Wisdom from the Remarkable American Life of a 109-Year-Old Man (p. 91). Simon & Schuster. Kindle Edition. 

It's like Victor Wierwille found an archetype around which he could build his own money printing cult machine.

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John Romulus Brinkley (later John Richard Brinkley; July 8, 1885 – May 26, 1942) was an American quack. He had no properly accredited education as a physician and bought his medical degree from a "diploma mill". Brinkley became known as the "goat-gland doctor"[2] after he achieved national fame, international notoriety and great wealth through the xenotransplantation of goattesticles into humans. Although initially Brinkley promoted this procedure as a means of curing male impotence, he later claimed that the technique was a virtual panacea for a wide range of male ailments. Brinkley operated clinics and hospitals in several states and was able to continue practicing medicine for almost two decades despite his techniques being thoroughly discredited by the broader medical community.


Sounds familiar. The first sentence of victor paul wierwille’s wiki page should be so accurate.

One day, God willing, er, God wording, it will be. 

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