Allopathic Medicine

1798: Dr. Edward Jenner publicizes initial results of his smallpox vaccine experiments

It was common knowledge that survivors of smallpox became immune to the disease. As early as 430 bc, survivors of smallpox were called upon to nurse the afflicted.

Stefan Riedel MD, PhD, Edward Jenner and the history of smallpox and vaccination, doi: 10.1080/08998280.2005.11928028, https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1200696/

1847: The American Medical Association

An 1845 resolution to the New York Medical Association by Dr. Nathan S. Davis, calling for a national medical convention, led to the establishment of the American Medical Association (AMA) in 1847. Scientific advancement, standards for medical education, launching a program of medical ethics, improved public health — these were the goals of the AMA.

Founding of the AMA, American Medical Association, https://www.ama-assn.org/about/ama-history/ama-history

1859: Edwin Drake drills the first oil well

In Tarentum, a town 20 miles north of Pittsburgh, Samuel Kier and his father owned salt wells that produced an annoying quantity of oil along with the desired salt brine—a problem that plagued salt-well operators in the 19th century. To get rid of the oil, in 1852 Kier started marketing it as a medicinal product under the name “Kier’s Petroleum, or Rock Oil.” Kier claimed his “medicine”—sold in 8-ounce jars for 50 cents—cured burns, ulcers, cholera, asthma, indigestion, rheumatism, and blindness. (However) the difficulty of getting it out of the ground limited its utility… One hundred miles north in Titusville, Pennsylvania, for reasons not entirely clear, Colonel Edwin Drake decided to solve this problem. In 1859 he succeeded in drilling the first oil well.

Judah Ginsberg, Pennsylvania’s Black Gold, October 8, 2009, https://www.sciencehistory.org/distillations/pennsylvanias-black-gold

1899: Bayer patents aspirin

During the 1800s, various scientists extracted salicylic acid from willow bark and produced the compound synthetically. Then, in 1853, French chemist Charles F. Gerhardt synthesized a primitive form of aspirin, a derivative of salicylic acid. In 1897 Felix Hoffmann, a German chemist working at the Bayer division of I.G. Farber, discovered a better method for synthesizing the drug. Though sometimes Hoffmann is improperly given credit for the discovery of aspirin, he did understand that aspirin was an effective pain reliever that did not have the side effects of salicylic acid (it burned throats and upset stomachs). Bayer marketed aspirin beginning in 1899 and dominated the production of pain relievers until after World War I, when Sterling Drug bought German-owned Bayer’s New York operations.

Aspirin, How Products Are Made, http://www.madehow.com/Volume-1/Aspirin.html

1906: Passage of the Pure Food and Drugs Act which led to creation of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

1910: Publication of the Flexner Report (aka Medical Education in the United States and Canada) that Rockefeller, Carnegie, and others used as a springboard to peddle pharmaceutical medical treatments that were by-products of the oil refineries and severely cripple the teaching of homeopathy and natural medicine

1986: That year, pharmaceutical companies extorted the US Congress into giving it the best business model in the world by lobbying for passage of the The National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act. Signed into law by President Reagan, this act shielded Big Pharma companies and doctors from civil product liability and malpractice lawsuits for harm caused by federally recommended and state mandated vaccines – products that have never been properly tested for safety. Vaccines that are currently being rushed-to-market for COVID-19 require even less rigorous testing of their capacity to cause harm. What happens when ancient wisdom – a mother’s intuition – is pitted against powerful interests in a race against time?

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