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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.


After twenty-one years:  the success story of Dr. John R. Brinkley

After twenty-one years: the success story of Dr. John R. Brinkley
Creator: Brinkley Hospitals
Date: 1930s
This booklet was published by the Brinkley Hospitals of Little Rock, Arkansas. Brinkley moved his hospital operations to Little Rock from Milford, Kansas, after his Kansas medical license was revoked. He changed the name of his radio station to XERA and it was located in Villa Acuna, Mexico, just across the border from Del Rio, Texas, where the Brinkley's had a home. The pamphlet is a revised version of an earlier Brinkley hospital publication titled Your Health (Kansas Memory item 210693). It includes illustrations to accompany the medical information.


A tribute to Dr. John R. Brinkley

A tribute to Dr. John R. Brinkley
Creator: Parmer, David
Date: Between 1936 and 1937
As the title indicates, David Parmer wrote this item about Dr. John R. Brinkley. Mr. Parmer lived in Columbus, Georgia. In 1933, Parmer had traveled to Villa Acuna, Doahuilla, Mexico, to introduce some entertainers on Brinkley's radio station XERA. Shortly after he returned to Georgia, Parmer's mother died. Mr. Parmer wites that he composed the tribute to Dr. Brinkley because this man whom he had just met sent condolences and flowers to Mr. Parmer. Parmer refers to Brinkley as a "noble man." The contents of this booklet were delivered on XERA by Mr. Parmer on February 2, 1936.


Dr. Brinkley's doctor book

Dr. Brinkley's doctor book
Creator: Brinkley Hospitals
Date: 1936
This booklet was published by the Brinkley Hospitals of Little Rock, Arkansas. Brinkley moved his hospital operations to Little Rock from Milford, Kansas, after his Kansas medical license was revoked. The cover of the booklet indicated that the Brinkley Hospitals are "for the treatment of enlarged and infected prostate glands, rectal and colonic diseases, varicose veins, hernia, or rupture." He changed the name of his radio station to XERA and it was located in Villa Acuna, Coahuila, Mexico, just across the border from Del Rio, Texas, where the Brinkley's had a home. This volume claims that XERA is the most powerful radio station in the world. The pamphlet is a revised version of an earlier Brinkley hospital publication titled Your Health (Kansas Memory item 210693). It includes illustrations to accompany the medical information. There are some editing marks so this copy may have been used to plan a revision. It is an expansion of the information contained in "After Twenty One Years" (Kansas Memory item 213226).


John R. Brinkley correspondence and political material

John R. Brinkley correspondence and political material
Date: 1925-1976
Correspondence pertaining to John R. Brinkley. These letters contain information on Brinkley's political, medical, and business affairs. There are a number of letters dealing with his two radio stations, KFKB in Kansas and XERA in Mexico.


John R. Brinkley personal correspondence

John R. Brinkley personal correspondence
Date: 1926-1942
Letters to and from John R. Brinkley, his wife, Minnie, and their son, Johnnie Boy. The letters are of a personal nature, covering such topics as the Brinkley's anniversary, their son's birthday, distance from one another, and John Sr.'s declining health.


John R. Brinkley to Minnie Brinkley

John R. Brinkley to Minnie Brinkley
Creator: Brinkley, John Richard, 1885-1942
Date: July 21, 1941
A letter written by Dr. John R. Brinkley to Minnie Brinkley. It was written on stationery from the Hotel Bellerive in Kansas City, Missouri. In the letter, he writes about the razing of XERA radio tower and refers to it as "The Sunshine Station between the nations is gone". Also, Brinkley mentions KFKB his radio station in Milford, Kansas.


John R. Brinkley to Minnie Brinkley

John R. Brinkley to Minnie Brinkley
Creator: Brinkley, John Richard, 1885-1942
Date: May 6, 1942
A letter written by Dr. John R. Brinkley to his wife Minnie Brinkley on Mother's Day. He asks her to remember the good times, care for their son, and never falter when faced with persecution and disappointment. This letter was written from San Antonio, Texas where he later died of heart failure on May 26, 1942.


John R. Brinkley to Wallace Davis

John R. Brinkley to Wallace Davis
Creator: Brinkley, John Richard, 1885-1942
Date: January 10, 1942
A letter written by Dr. John R. Brinkley to Wallace Davis, attorney. In this letter to his attorney, Brinkley outlines the difficulties he and Minnie Brinkley are experiencing. He discusses the razing of XERA radio station, bankruptcy, his declining health, and the federal indictment.


Your health

Your health
Creator: Brinkley Hospitals
Date: Between 1920 and 1930
This pamphlet was published by the Brinkley Hospital, Milford, Kansas. Dr. John Brinkley established the hospital in 1917. The cover of the pamphlet indicates that the hospital also operated a radio station with the call letters KFKB. This pamphlet contains information about various health issues while promoting the services of the Brinkley Hospital. Dr. Brinkley specialized in several problems and diseases related to men such as prostate disease. The pamphlet includes photos of Brinkley, his family, and employees. It also contains interior views of the hospital facilities. Dr. Brinkley became notorious for his goat gland transplant operation.


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