John Henry Pinkard

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John Henry Pinkard
John Henry Pinkard - portrait.jpg

As pictured in Dr. John H. Pinkard, A Negro Medical Genius (1920)

Born 1863-1866
Franklin County, Virginia
Died 8 January 1934 (71) [1]
Roanoke, Virginia
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.[2]



  1. Find A Grave, database and images ( : 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) .
  2. "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,;view=1up;seq=957