The Doctor Who Gave Men Goat Testicle Implants To Cure Impotence

The Doctor Who Gave Men Goat Testicle Implants To Cure Impotence

Before Viagra and penile implants, impotent men didn't have a lot of great options for treating their erectile difficulties. In fact, almost all of the early "treatments" for ED were nothing but snake oil--in other words, they were shams that didn't work at all (except maybe through the power of suggestion). They sold like hotcakes, though, because they were marketed to a desperate audience of men that was willing to try almost anything if it meant returning their penises to working order.

Many unscrupulous characters have tried to profit off of impotent men's desperation over the years by selling unproven "miracle cures." One of the most egregious cases ever documented involved a "doctor" by the name of John R. Brinkley.

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