Balls, glorious balls, in your balls

Nothing goes better with jacked-up history than original sources. I love finding original sources, apparently when they concern kooky quacks like John Brinkley and his wonder goat balls cure.
Full title: The Goat-gland Transplantation
As Originated and Successfully Performed by J. R. Brinkley,
M. D., of Milford, Kansas, U. S. A., in Over 600 Operations
Upon Men and Women
by Sydney Blanshard Flowers
May, 1921
Just sit with that full title and enjoy it for a moment. Let it simmer in your brain juices in all its fabulousness.
Free for Kindle: The Goat-gland Transplantation. Have fun…and protect your balls. Bahhhhhh.
episode 62: entry with episode mp3

Atomic Frontier Days

First a float, now a book: Atomic Frontier Days: Hanford and the American West, by Bruce Hevly and John M. Findlay, University of Washington Press

On the banks of the Pacific Northwest’s greatest river lies the Hanford nuclear reservation, an industrial site that appears to be at odds with the surrounding vineyards and desert. The 586-square-mile compound on the Columbia River is known both for its origins as part of the Manhattan Project and for the monumental effort now under way to clean up forty-five years of waste from manufacturing plutonium for nuclear weapons. Hanford routinely makes the news, as scientists, litigants, administrators, and politicians argue over its past and its future.

episode 72: entry with episode mp3

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