Item #4967 Dr. John H. Pinkard A Negro Medical Genius Roanoke, Virginia. African Americana, G. Robert Jones.

Dr. John H. Pinkard A Negro Medical Genius Roanoke, Virginia

Roanoke, Va. The Stone Printing & Mfg. Co., [ca. 1920s]. 12,[1]pp. Original printed wrappers, stapled. Small chip to top edge of front wrapper, moderate soiling and staining to wrappers, minor edge wear. Occasional mild thumb-soiling to text. About very good. Item #4967

A rare biographical account of Dr. John H. Pinkard (1865-1934), a noted but controversial African American medical man in Virginia in the early 20th century. The present pamphlet reports that Pinkard was born in Franklin County, Virginia, worked for the Norfolk and Western Railroad Company, and then received medical training at Pennsylvania Western University in Pittsburgh. Pinkard was also, according to the author, a born genius. In addition to his interests in "Physiology, Anatomy, Pathology, Chemistry, Botany, Materia Medica, etc.", Pinkard also made and sold what seem like patent medicines (referred to here as "remedies" and "compounded medicines"), ten of which are listed, described, and priced here, and noted as available from the "Doctor's Laboratory" at an address in Roanoke.

The text is enhanced by five photographs - a portrait of Dr. Pinkard, a shot of "Dr. Pinkard's Residence," a front view of Pinkard's "Home, Laboratory and Office," a portrait of Pinkard's wife, Mrs. Mary Pinkard, and a "Row of Houses Owned by Dr. Pinkard." OCLC records two editions of this pamphlet, one numbering twelve pages (like the present copy) and another numbering twenty pages; both of which are rare. It is likely that the shorter edition was issued first. OCLC reports just five copies of this twelve-page edition, at Duke, the Ohio History Connection, the Library of Virginia, the University of Virginia, and the Virginia Historical Society Library.

Price: $850.00