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"A Movie" of the Story of Paw and Maw

"A Movie" of the Story of Paw and Maw
Creator: Brinkley, John Richard, 1885-1942
Date: 1939
The Story of Paw and Maw: "A Movie" is an illustration copied from Dr. Brinkley's Doctor Book. Dr. John R. Brinkley was an unothodox medical doctor and a pioneer in using the radio to publicize his views. This illustration refers to XERA, a radio station in Villa Acuna, Mexico.


Advertisements for W. W. Gavitt Medical Company, Topeka, Kansas

Advertisements for W. W. Gavitt Medical Company, Topeka, Kansas
Date: 1902
These images show advertisements for the W. W. Gavitt Medical Company located at 5th and Madison Streets in Topeka, Kansas. The first image is an advertisement for Gavitt's System Regulator, advertised to cure "all blood, stomach, kidney, and liver troubles." The second image is a group of advertisements for three different businesses owned by W. W. Gavitt: a business of investment bankers and brokers, a medical company, and a mercantile company. The W. W. Gavitt Medical Company manufactured "standard and proprietary remedies."


Biofeedback research and treatment at the Menninger Clinic, Topeka, Kansas

Biofeedback research and treatment at the Menninger Clinic, Topeka, Kansas
Date: Between 1980 and 1990
These black and white photographs show the pioneering biofeedback research project. The Menninger Foundation is a non-profit organization devoted to treatment, training and research in mental illness. Dr. Elmer Green was the pioneer in biofeedback treatments.


Biofeedback sensor machine at the Menninger Clinic in Topeka, Kansas

Biofeedback sensor machine at the Menninger Clinic in Topeka, Kansas
Date: 1978
This is a photograph of a patient learning biofeedback to control hand warmth, which aids in relieving headaches or blood pressure. Elmer Green, PhD, established the Psychophysiology Laboratory, Research Department at the Menninger Clinic in Topeka, Kansas. He directed the Menninger Voluntary Controls Program for research, clinical application, and teaching in biofeedback and psychophysiologic self regulation.


Cartoon showing dancing goats

Cartoon showing dancing goats
Date: September 21, 1930
A cartoon showing dancing goats celebrating the revocation of Dr. Brinkley's medical license in Kansas.


Chiropractor Practicing Without a License

Chiropractor Practicing Without a License
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1915-1919: Capper)
Date: January 13, 1915
This file includes a letter from Mrs. Martin Kenyon of Downs, Kansas. Topics discussed, but not limited to, in the correspondence is a chiropractor who was practicing without a license who is no longer practicing but Kenyon feels he should be allowed to continuing practicing from a personal testimony. This is part of a bigger collection of Governor Arthur Capper correspondence.


Dangers of self-drugging with proprietary medicines, by Edward Bumgardner, Lawrence, Kansas

Dangers of self-drugging with proprietary medicines, by Edward Bumgardner, Lawrence, Kansas
Date: June 24, 1902
These images show the essay titled "Dangers of Self-Drugging With Proprietary Medicines," by Edward Bumgardner of Lawrence, Kansas. The essay was part of a prize contest on topics for the public good, published under the Latin heading, "Pro Bono Publico." The essay expresses criticism of the advertising, sale, and use of so-called "patent medicines," and reports on the high levels of alcoholic and narcotic ingredients that often made up such remedies. The essay concludes by calling upon newspaper publishers to stop printing advertisements for such medicines, for legislation requiring the ingredients of medicines to be listed on the labels, and for physicians to lead a crusade against such dangerous drugs.


Dr. H. C. Perdue's Neosho County Advertiser, Erie, Kansas

Dr. H. C. Perdue's Neosho County Advertiser, Erie, Kansas
Date: Between 1887 and 1889
This pamphlet titled The Neosho County Advertiser was published by Dr. H. C. Perdue, M. D., in Erie, Kansas. It contains approximately 50 pages of descriptions of medical cures and other advertising. Descriptions of Dr. Perdue's Ague Cure and other medical treatments are on pages 2-28, and other advertisements are on pages 29-49, plus the inside and outside of the back cover. Besides information on Dr. Perdue's medical practice, there are numerous advertisements for drug stores. Drug stores listed in the advertisements (and their town locations, all in Kansas) include: Palace Drug Store, Erie; Ira Steinberger Drug Store, Erie; New City Drug Store, Erie; Dr. C. E. Steadman, Druggist, Osage Mission; I. N. Wherrett General Merchandise and Drugs, Vietsburg; M. Devine, Druggist, Osage Mission; Baldwin House Drug Store, Thayer; W. R. Kramer, Druggist, Chanute; John McCarthy, Druggist, Galesburg; and Mrs. Samuel Whelpley, Druggist, Morehead. Druggists listed as references for Dr. Perdue include Charles H. Eaton and J. T. Brown, both of Erie. Other businesses and professions advertised include attorneys, real estate agents, merchants, banks, doctors, clothing stores, millinery and dress making stores, grocery stores, jewelry stores, candy stores, cigar stores, meat markets, bakeries, livery stables, abstracters, tree nurseries, buggy harness stores, carpenters, hardware stores, fur dealers, barber shops, lumber companies, monument dealers, dry goods, dentists, hotels, and furniture stores.


Dr. John R. Brinkley

Dr. John R. Brinkley
Creator: Shields, Montie,Olathe, Ks
Date: Between 1920 and 1940
Dr. John R. Brinkley, a physician from Milford, Kansas, famous for his goat gland transplants.


Dr. John R. Brinkley

Dr. John R. Brinkley
Creator: Lippe Studio Del Rio, TX
Date: Between 1920 and 1940
Dr. John R. Brinkley, a physician from Milford, Kansas, famous for his goat gland transplants.


Dr. John R. Brinkley

Dr. John R. Brinkley
Date: Between 1930 and 1939
This black and white photograph shows Dr. John R. Brinkley, wife Minnie, and son Johnnie Boy. Brinkley a physician from Milford, Kansas became famous for his goat gland transplants and unconventional medical practice.


Dr. John R. Brinkley

Dr. John R. Brinkley
Creator: Lippe Studio Del Rio, TX
Date: Between 1930 and 1939
This black and white photograph shows Dr. John R. Brinkley standing next to a "possibly" salt-water fish that he recently caught. In the background, a crowd of people have gathered to take a closer look at the huge fish. Brinkley a physician from Milford, Kansas, became famous for his controversial goat gland transplants and unconventional medical practice.


Dr. John R. Brinkley

Dr. John R. Brinkley
Creator: Lippe Studio Del Rio, TX
Date: Between 1920 and 1940
Dr. John R. Brinkley, a physician from Milford, Kansas, famous for his goat gland transplants.


Dr. John R. Brinkley

Dr. John R. Brinkley
Creator: Moore, Henry
Date: Between 1910 and 1919
Dr. John R. Brinkley in a graduation gown, possibly taken upon graduation from the Eclectic Medical University of Kansas City, Kansas City, Missouri.


Dr. John R. Brinkley

Dr. John R. Brinkley
Date: Between 1920 and 1940
Dr. John R. Brinkley, a physician from Milford, Kansas, famous for his goat gland transplants.


Dr. John R. Brinkley and surgical team

Dr. John R. Brinkley and surgical team
Date: Between 1920 and 1939
Dr. John R. Brinkley performing surgery.


Dr. John R. Brinkley at a political rally

Dr. John R. Brinkley at a political rally
Date: 1931
This black and white photograph shows Dr. John R. Brinkley, a physician from Milford, Kansas, standing beside an airplane with two unidentified men. Brinkley became famous for his controversial goat gland transplants and unconventional medical practice. He ran as an independent write-in candidate for governor of Kansas in 1930, 1932 and 1934.


Dr. John R. Brinkley performing surgery

Dr. John R. Brinkley performing surgery
Date: 1920
Dr. John R. Brinkley, a physician from Milford, Kansas, famous for his goat gland transplants.


Electric hairbrush

Electric hairbrush
Creator: Pall Mall Electric Association
Date: between 1904 and 1910
Dr. Scott's Electric Hair Brush. Ornately decorated blue-green hard rubber brush with black bristles. Also includes the original carboard box and enclosed catalog. George August Scott's hairbrushes and other "electric" devices were widely popular in the United States throughout the 1880s. The handles of the brushes were embedded with a slightly magnetized iron or steel rod, and they were often packaged with a small compass to demonstrate their power. Scott's company, the Pall Mall Electric Association, was based in London, although they also had offices in New York.


Elmer Green, PhD who established the psychophysiology laboratory at the Menninger Clinic

Elmer Green, PhD who established the psychophysiology laboratory at the Menninger Clinic
Date: Between 1980 and 1990
This is a photograph of Dr. Elmer Green who established the psychophysiology laboratory in the Research Department at the Menninger Clinic in Topeka, Kansas. He directed the Menninger Voluntary Controls Program for research, clinical application, and teaching in biofeedback and psychophysiologic self regulation.


Gavitt's Drug Manufacturing Company display, Topeka, Kansas

Gavitt's Drug Manufacturing Company display, Topeka, Kansas
Date: Between 1890 and 1919
This photograph shows a display for Gavitt's Drug Manufacturing Company in Topeka, Kansas. Signs in the display advertise, "Over 100 Standard and Proprietary Remedies," and a "Modern Medical Tablet Machine." William Gavitt ran a large mail-order medicine company.


Governor Clyde M. Reed correspondence, basic science legislation

Governor Clyde M. Reed correspondence, basic science legislation
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1929-1931 : Reed)
Date: 1929
This file includes subject correspondence relating to the pass or fail of the Basic Science Bill that focuses on chiropracters and non-medicinal practices. This file is part of a bigger collection of Governor Clyde M. Reed correspondence.


Headache research at the Menninger Clinic, Topeka, Kansas

Headache research at the Menninger Clinic, Topeka, Kansas
Date: 1983
Patricia Solbach, PhD., and Joseph Sargent, MD, conducted the Headache Research Project. The Menninger Clinic is dedicated to mental-health treatment, education, research, and prevention. Many landmark research projects were developed at the clinic.


I. W. Day to Governor George W. Glick

I. W. Day to Governor George W. Glick
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1879-1883: Glick)
Date: August 29, 1884
Dr. I. W. Day of McPherson writes to Governor George W. Glick expressing support for pardoning Dr. J. B. Curtis of Lindsborg, who was prosecuted for violating Kansas' prohibition law by prescribing beer to a patient. Dr. Day describes his professional evaluation of the patient's symptoms as recorded in the court testimony, and explains that he believes the patient really was sick and that beer was an appropriate remedy. This letter is an example of the controversies that arose over an exception in the state's alcohol prohibition law which allowed the use of alcohol for medicinal purposes. Some people believed that doctors were prescribing alcohol without a real medicinal need, and some doctors and druggists were prosecuted for alleged violations of the alcohol prohibition law.


John Brinkley's Sunday evening talk: beware of propaganda and the war in Europe

John Brinkley's Sunday evening talk: beware of propaganda and the war in Europe
Creator: Brinkley, John Richard, 1885-1942
Date: March 10, 1940
This is an audio recording of John Brinkley's Sunday evening radio broadcast from Little Rock, Arkansas. In part one he talks about his childhood in North Carolina, government propaganda and the war in Europe. Brinkley discusses the suffering inflicted by war and the moral courage it takes to denounce war. In part two Brinkley discusses the need for a wholesome environment and the importance of morals. Brinkley asks people to acquaint themselves with the truths of the Bible. He promotes Publicity Newspaper, a patriotic newspaper published by Mr. Garner, Wichita, Kansas. The newspaper reprinted Brinkley's Sunday Evening Talk program. Brinkley announces that he has discontinued his anti-war discussions since the nation was considering entering the war. At the end of the broadcast, he talks about medical issues and encourages people to come to the Brinkley Hospital in Little Rock.


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