Footnote #: 298
Refers to Image: Newspaper clipping, “Ex Patients”
Time: 01:11:09
Truth Value: ,


The headlines in this sequence are real, but they are from malpractice suits from earlier in Brinkley’s career. So all of this is true, but with an omission: Brinkley had been sued many times previously for malpractice; usually he got out of it or quietly settled out of court. But after the Fishbein libel case legally branded him a quack and a charlatan, the malpractice suits – adding up to more than $3 million in damages – multiplied rapidly. In 1940 alone, a dozen suits were brought against him.

References

Brock, 267; Lee, 219.

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