Corruption is ingrained into medicine. The reformers never address the core problems and are engaged in window dressing. The problem lies in the link between medical education and industry.
Medicine had evolved into integrated medicine in the 18th century. Medical colleges taught herbalism, chiropractic, acupuncture, homeopathy, and also allopathy. Hospitals also had wings devoted to these methods. The results shown by the holistic sciences made doctors study and adopt them.
At that juncture the Oil Barron Rockefeller who was already experimenting with petrochemical drugs like aspirin entered the field in a big way. In a bid to monopolize the trade to suit his business interests he formed a one man committee of Abraham Flexner, a retired school teacher, to survey the scene and give recommendations. Flexner was supported by the AMA, a body that was formed to check the exodus of doctors to holistic methods. Together they drafted the Flexner Report of 1910, whose first draft had already been prepared before the Commission was set up.
This report outlawed all other forms of medicine. Medical colleges were forbidden to teach them. Hospitals were forced to close down holistic wings. Rockeller set up the Rockefeller Institute of Medical Research to exclusively research only petrochemical drugs. He put his representatives in charge of all medical institutions and sacked people who dissented. His hands were further strengthened when he dominated Germany and the German giant I G Farben joined him. It was the doctors of I G Farben who conducted the notorious Auschwitz experiments.
Together they framed all rules and regulations that dominate modern medicine. Thus not doctors and their clinical experience but industry needs define medical practice today. The industry does everything from designing medical education to devising medicines. The once noble profession has been reduced to writing prescriptions as per industry norms and selling its products. Clinical experience, it has been found, reaches medical texts after an average of 14 years! Even the Bible of Medicine, the Harrison Text was recently exposed to be industry sponsored.
Evidence Based Medicine is dead. Today is practiced drug industry need based medicine. This is the baseline corruption in medicine. Unless this is acknowledged and checked, medicine will remain corrupt. Ever since Rockefeller took over, medicine has been a business rather than a mode of treatment. While the industry profits from the diseases actively created, people suffer.
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