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by Timothy B. Riordan

eBook Prince of Quacks: The Notorious Life of Dr. Francis Tumblety, Charlatan and Jack the Ripper Suspect ePub
Author: Timothy B. Riordan
Language: English
ISBN: 0786444339
ISBN13: 978-0786444335
Publisher: McFarland (September 21, 2009)
Pages: 250
Category: Ethnic & National
Subcategory: Biography
Rating: 4.5
Votes: 422
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ePub file: 1628 kb
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I bought "Prince of Quacks" because Dr. Francis Tumblety is a local legend in my hometown (Hamilton, Ontario). Francis Tumblety may be the only non-royal Ripper suspect whose life overshadows his tenuous connection to the Whitechapel murders.

I bought "Prince of Quacks" because Dr. A walking tour points out the location where he supposedly opened an office after moving here temporarily in July 1856. 12 people found this helpful.

Prince of Quacks book. This is a biography of the controversial and flamboyant nineteenth. Mar 13, 2016 Christopher rated it really liked it. Shelves: nonfiction.

Prince of Quacks : The Notorious Life of Dr. Francis Tumblety, Charlatan and Jack the Ripper Suspect. by Timothy B. Riordan. This is a biography of the controversial and flamboyant nineteenth century doctor Francis Tumblety. The doctor's exploits include arrests for complicity in the Lincoln assassination, selling abortion drugs, killing patients, indecent assault, and scrutiny as a possible suspect in the "Jack the Ripper" murders. Tumblety's sheen of respectability appeared crafted to cover his homosexuality and his provocative fields of practice.

This is the biography of controversial and flamboyant nineteenth century doctor Francis Tumblety

This is the biography of controversial and flamboyant nineteenth century doctor Francis Tumblety. The doctor's exploits include arrests for complicity in the Lincoln assassination, for selling abortion drugs, for killing patients, and for indecent assault, and scrutiny as a possible suspect in the "Jack the Ripper" murders.

Tumblety’s sheen of respectability appeared crafted to cover his .

Tumblety’s sheen of respectability appeared crafted to cover his homosexuality and his provocative fields of practice. D. Tumblety would probably never have become that famous (or infamous) except that he was mentioned as one of the many possible suspects when Scotland Yard was looking for Jack the Ripper Читать весь отзыв. Timothy B. Riordan is chief archaeologist at historic St. Mary’s City, an outdoor museum of archaeology and history in Maryland. He has written numerous professional articles and monographs on such topics as Maryland and the English Civil War. Библиографические данные.

Author: Riordan (Timothy . Year: 2009. Publisher: McFarland. In stock now. New Softcover. Tumbelty's sheen of respectability appeared crafted to cover his homosexuality and his provocative fields of practice. Chapter Notes, Bibliog.

This biography of nineteenth century doctor Francis Tumblety

This biography of nineteenth century doctor Francis Tumblety. Tumblety's sheen of respectability appeared crafted to cover his homosexuality and his provocative fields of practice"-Provided by publisher. Early life (1830-1856). Practicing in Toronto (1856-1857). Montreal troubles (1857-1858).

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Francis Tumblety was a relatively well-known, even notorious figure in middle nineteenth-century North America. He was born in Ireland around 1833, and in 1847, he immigrated with his family to Rochester, New York, on the coffin ship, Ashburton, during the Irish potato famine. By 1855, Francis Tumblety started on his own in Detroit, Michigan, as a full-fledged Indian herb doctor, but continued the practice of selling French cure literature for sexual diseases.

An article about the American Jack the Ripper suspect Dr. Francis . Quack the ripper Dr Francis Tumblety had been arrested and charged with acts of gross indecency with a number of males on 7th November 1888. Francis Tumblety, who was arrested in November 1888. Littlechild wrote back to say that he had never heard of a Dr D. ever having being mentioned as a suspect. Dr Francis Tumblety had been arrested and charged with acts of gross indecency with a number of males on 7th November 1888. As Littlechild stated in his letter to Sims he had been remanded on bail, which he did indeed skip and then he had headed for Boulogne. Littlechild was wrong.

This is the biography of controversial and flamboyant nineteenth century doctor Francis Tumblety. The doctor's exploits include arrests for complicity in the Lincoln assassination, for selling abortion drugs, for killing patients, and for indecent assault, and scrutiny as a possible suspect in the "Jack the Ripper" murders. Tumblety's sheen of respectability appeared crafted to cover his homosexuality and his provocative fields of practice.
Modred
I bought "Prince of Quacks" because Dr. Francis Tumblety is a local legend in my hometown (Hamilton, Ontario). A walking tour points out the location where he supposedly opened an office after moving here temporarily in July 1856. I'd also heard Timothy Riordan being interviewed on Rippercast, a podcast series about the Whitechapel murders, and been impressed both by Tumblety's story and Riordan's mastery of it.

The book is a massive research triumph. Tumblety worked and played in Canada, the United States, and Europe, and his career spanned several decades, so putting together such a complete history was no small achievement. I was pleased to see that this is not another `Ripper suspect' book. The Whitechapel murders are included because Tumblety was questioned about them, but the real focus of "Prince of Quacks" is Tumblety himself.

What makes Tumblety so fascinating is that he represented the best and worst of the era he lived in. On one hand he was a wealthy medical professional who hobnobbed with the rich and famous; his name was linked to Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant, and the Prince of Wales. On the other, he sold contraceptive and abortion medication and carried on steamy affairs with much younger men. Many of his patients hailed the `Indian herb doctor' (as he called himself) for saving them from painful surgical procedures, but the mainstream medical community derided him as a dangerous quack and tried to put him out of business.

A minor criticism: from time to time the narrative is slowed down by excessive and arguably superfluous detail i.e. the newspapers Tumblety advertised in, which editions published the ads, etc. But it doesn't happen often and readers who aren't interested in such facts can always skim ahead.

"Prince of Quacks" is a well-written and compelling look at a forgotten nineteenth century maverick. Francis Tumblety may be the only non-royal Ripper suspect whose life overshadows his tenuous connection to the Whitechapel murders.
Steel_Blade
This work is very well researched. It is Sudgenesque in its form. I would reccomend this book to serious JTR fans as a rebuttle to Stewart/Evans et al.
Well done Sir!
Ť.ħ.ê_Ĉ.õ.о.Ł
It seems like this entire book is based on some old newspaper advertisements and speculation. Plus, the character isn't all that interesting anyway. I bought it because the blurb said he was a gay man in the 1800's, but there is no proof of this in the first 70% of the book. I couldn't get any further.
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