The Patient Deserves the Facts
Coming from an engineering background, I want to know the truth. Nothing but the facts for me! I don’t take sides, until I have discovered the truth. Neither the way I was brought up, nor what I believed up to this moment in time matter. My priority is on being healthy. The medical doctors and scientific researchers whose work I follow do the same. All of them have sought the truth, having followed wherever the science led them. This took lots of courage. Usually, this resulted in a lot of mean comments, rejection, and harsh treatment from the establishment–those who don’t have the same desire for the facts–those who merely follow what they were taught like sheep walking off blindly to the slaughter.
Since I have been studying this field, it has amazed me that most people don’t think for themselves, but are so closed-minded. They are married to the attitude, “Don’t confuse me with the facts–my mind is already made up.”
Also, it has really shocked me that some traditional medical practitioners are so against even hearing about other disease remedies, which they have not investigated. They are adamantly ignorant. I wondered why, UNTIL NOW!
Learning from 100+ years of history in the medical world has opened my eyes to attitudes of the two or more factions. It is just like a religious or political fight. Unfortunately, they are devoid of the attitude of learning the best technologies from each other in order to do the best for the patient. Whenever, I am a patient, I don’t play favorites. Rather, I want the most effective, painless and affordable treatment available, no matter if it comes from the pharmaceutical industry, an Indian remedy, herb, food plan, or meditation. Just give me the truth and let me decide for myself!This underscores the necessity for patients to take responsibility for their own health, do research and think for themselves. Hint: The established, popularized treatment is not always the best, though it may be.
We learn from history. Watch this video link (or read the script below) and you will understand the nature of people. Origins of Medical Industry Corruption
TRANSCRIPT of Origins of Medical Industry Corruption:
In the 1800s society sanctioned two approaches to healing. Patients had a choice of using either doctors, called allopaths, or natural healers called empirics or homeopaths. The two groups waged a bitter philosophical debate.
The allopathic doctors called their approach heroic medicine. They believed the physician must aggressively drive disease from the body. They based their practice on what they considered scientific theory.
The allopaths used three main techniques.
- They bled the body to drain out the bad humors.
- They gave huge doses of toxic minerals like mercury and lead to displace the original disease.
- They also used surgery, but it was a brutal procedure before anesthesia and infection control.
Few patients were willing to have surgery. Most patients feared allopathic methods altogether. Satirists of the day remarked that with allopathic treatment the patient died of the cure.
Competing with the doctors were the empiric healers. Contrary to the doctors, they believed in stimulating the body’s own defenses to heal itself. Instead of poisonous minerals, they used vegetable products and non-toxic substances in small quantities. They especially favored herbs learned from Native American and old European traditions. The empirics said they based their remedies not on theory, but upon observation and experience. Satirists of the day added that with empiric treatment the patient died of the disease, not the cure.
Squabble Between Allopathic and Empirics
In the 1800s doctors tried to stop the popular empirics from collecting their fees by denouncing them as quacks. Economic competition from the empiric healers caused the doctors to found the American Medical Association, but the AMA was a small trade association without political clout. And the balance of medical power remained equal until the turn of the century.
Allopathics Win with New Technology and Money
Then new medical treatments emerged that were potentially very profitable. Promoting these methods, the AMA joined with strong financial forces to transform medicine into industry. The fortunes of Carnegie, Morgan and Rockefeller financed surgery, radiation, and synthetic drugs. They were to become the economic foundations of the new medical economy. Ironically, John D Rockefeller himself used only a empiric homeopath while investing in allopathic medicine.
Surgery became viable with anesthesia and infection control, and doctors advocated expensive radical operations. These in turn produced the need for a large lucrative hospital system.
The allopaths also discovered a new toxic mineral: Radium. Radium fever swept medicine. The price of radium rose one thousand percent almost overnight. Another costly technological industry entered the hospital system.
The Drug Industry Emerges
A drug industry grew out of the booming patent medicine business. Ironically, many of the new synthetic drugs came from plants and empiric remedies. Drug company ads boosted the revenues at the AMA Journal 500 percent in 10 years.
Empirics Were Blackballed By the Allopathic Powers
The doctors changed educational standards and licensing regulations to exclude the empirics. Soon only AMA-approved doctors could legally practice medicine. In a brief twenty years the AMA came to dominate medical practice. Organized medicine launched a media campaign to associate the empirics with quacks. The code word for competition was quackery. By the 1940s its quack files had swelled to include 300,000 names.
Fitzgerald report to Congress
The Fitzgerald report to Congress named at least a dozen other promising cancer treatments seemingly blocked by organized medicine. Their proponents were mostly doctors and scientists of high reputation. The treatments were immunological or nutritional. Dismissing them as quackery, were panels a surgeons and radiation therapists.
The Congressional report emphasized two outstanding cases of alleged suppression: Harry Hoxsey and Dr. Andrew C. Ivy. If Hoxsey fit the image of a quack, Dr. Ivy certainly did not. The similarity of Dr. Ivy’s charges to those of Hoxsey was unmistakable: A failed attempt by an AMA official to buy his formulas, followed by blackballing and a refusal to test the therapy.
The Fitzgerald report to Congress described a menacing pattern. Fitzgerald concluded in his report, “behind this is the weirdest conglomeration of corrupt motives, intrigue, selfishness, jealousy, obstruction and conspiracy that I have ever seen.”
Despite its shocking conclusions, the Fitzgerald reports slipped quietly into the appendix of the Congressional Record. With Dr. Ivy’s death, Krebiozen would vanish untested. At the height of the McCarthy Era, a dozen other promising treatments would be banned without investigation. [such as Dr. Max Gerson]
Quotations from Doctors
“The National Cancer Institute, with enthusiastic support from the American Cancer Society…, has effectively blocked funding for research and clinical trials on promising non-toxic alternative cancer drugs for decades…,” said Samuel S. Epstein, M.D.
“Everyone should know that the ‘war on cancer’ is largely a fraud, and that the National Cancer Institute and the American Cancer Society are derelict in their duties to the people who support them,” said Linus Pauling, Ph.D., Nobel Prize winner.
“They lie like scoundrels,” said Dean Burk, Ph.D., regarding the American Cancer Society. Burk was employed by the National Cancer Institute for 34 years.
“We have a multi-billion dollar industry that is killing people, right and left, just for financial gain,” said Glenn Warner, M.D.
“[Chemotherapy is] a marvelous opportunity for rampant deceit. So much money is there to be made…” said George Lundberg. M.D., editor of the Journal of the American Medical Association