AMA

Take a lesson from history: In 1899, the American Medical Association (AMA) was a weak organization with little money and no respect from the general public. The AMA’s competition was reducing member physicians’ incomes. Chiropractic had just been introduced and homeopathy and herbalists were thriving while “regular” doctors were unable to profit from medicinal practices. By 1910, the AMA was broke until the Rockefellers joined with the Carnegie foundation to bail them out. The resulting schools were required to teach exclusively drug-oriented courses, with no emphasis placed on natural medicine. By 1940, 1500 chiropractors were prosecuted for practicing “quackery.” 22 homeopathic medical schools dwindled to 2. By 1950, all schools teaching homeopathy were closed. Point and case? During the Spanish flu epidemic of 1918, 550,000 people died in the US from flu. Homeopathic physicians treated far more documented flu cases than conventional medicine and had a flu-mortality rate of 0.7% while conventional medicine had a fearsome mortality of 30%. I ask you; which modality would you have rather chosen? ~ Via Craig Stellpflug