John Henry Pinkard
|John Henry Pinkard|
As pictured in Dr. John H. Pinkard, A Negro Medical Genius (1920)
Franklin County, Virginia
|Died||8 January 1934 (71) |
|Burial||Byrdview Cemetery, Franklin County, Virginia|
John Henry Pinkard (1863-1866 - January 8, 1934) was an American merchant, banker, and land developer with noted interests in herbal medicine, through which he gained a reputation as a clairvoyant "yarb doctor." Among his patent medicines were Pinkard's Hydrastic Compound, Pinkard's Great Liniment, and Pinkard's Sanguinaria Compound, the latter being the subject to a seizure by the United States government and subsequent twenty-five dollar fine in 1932.
- Jones, G. Robert (1920), Dr. John H. Pinkard, A Negro Medical Genius, Roanoke, Virginia, Suffolk, Virginia: Stone Printing and Mfg. Co., http://www.virginiaroom.org/digital/files/original/12/2051/Pinkard1.pdf
- Blankenship, Michael E. (2015), Dr. John Henry Pinkard, African American Legend of Franklin County and the Roanoke Valley, Rocky Mountain, Virginia: Franklin County Historical Society
- Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 14 March 2019), memorial page for Dr John Henry Pinkard (1863–29 Jan 1934), Find A Grave Memorial no. 150221551, citing Byrdview Cemetery, Rocky Mount, Franklin County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Michael Blankenship (contributor 47052697) .
- "19890. Misbranding of Pinkard's sanguinaria compound, U.S. v. John Henry Pinkard. Plea of guilty. Fine, $25. (F. & D. No. 27427. I.S. No. 29224.)", Notices of Judgment under the Food and Drugs Act, No. 19851-19900, 1933, p. 617, https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=pst.000018646931;view=1up;seq=957