Medicine: Brinkley's Trial

A dignified blond man climbed to the witness stand in the Del Rio, Tex. court house, stroked his goatee with a white, diamond-starred hand and announced:"I am the man who originated the goat gland operation." It was Dr. John Richard Brinkley, famed Kansas "rejuvenator", who for the fourth time was suing Dr. Morris Fishbein, editor of the American Medical Association's publication Hygeia. Dr. Fishbein, who at the moment had his back turned on Plaintiff Brinkley, appeared unconcerned over Brinkley's demand for $250,000. Last year in Hygeia Dr. Fishbein described Brinkley as a...