Our health care system is now based on a pharmaceutical model of care with a strong emphasis on vaccinations. In the 1800s, homeopathic and nutritional health care approaches successfully treated many people who suffered during disease epidemics. Orthodox medical treatments were dangerous and comparatively less successful in treating patients.
Great divides existed between orthodox and homeopathic physicians. The attempt to suppress homeopathic medicine was accelerated in 1910 with the Flexner Report, influenced by the funding by John D. Rockefeller and Andrew Carnegie. In effect, healthcare in the US was bought out and successful homeopathic physicians disallowed from further practice. This important change led to safe, inexpensive treatments being forced to the fringe of mainstream medicine, a practice which remains in effect today.
Understanding healthcare’s past can assist in better comprehending the obstacles and difficulties faced in today’s very slanted pharmaceutical and vaccine-based model of healthcare.
Today’s healthcare has a strong emphasis on pharmaceuticals and vaccinations, which are entrenched in our medical health delivery system. One rarely leaves a physician’s office without a prescription or recommendation for a vaccine.
The growth of vaccinations in the last 60 years has been astronomical. In 1953, 16 dosages of 4 vaccines were recommended, while in 2013, 49 dosages of 14 vaccines were included in the recommended vaccine schedule. 
Healthcare In The 1800s
At one time, physicians were highly trained in nutrition and homeopathic remedies. In the 1800s, a significant portion of physicians were homeopathic practitioners who used inexpensive, effective and safe homeopathic remedies to treat health conditions. The focus on vaccinations and pharmaceuticals was not as dominant as it is today.
In the mid 1800s, the primary treatments of orthodox medicine included dangerous bloodletting and medicines made from arsenic, mercury and lead.
In contrast, safe homeopathic medicine successfully treated various infectious, epidemic diseases that were rampant throughout America and Europe. Statistics showed that the death rate by those treated in homeopathic hospitals was one-half to as little as one-eighth compared to those treated in orthodox medical hospitals. During the 1849 cholera epidemic, Cincinatti homeopathic physicians reported only three percent of their 1,116 patients died, compared to 48-60 percent of those receiving orthodox medical treatments. 
Homeopathic Versus Orthodox Medicine
Division between homeopathic physicians and orthodox medicine grew in both Europe and America. One reason for the division was homeopaths’ criticism of orthodox medicine’s use of formulas aimed at suppressing symptoms, making it more difficult to successfully treat patients with homeopathic remedies.
Respected homeopath Dana Ullman reported in a historical summary of homeopathy:
“Despite the persecution, homeopathy continued to grow. It grew not just because it offered a systematic approach to treating sick people, but also because orthodox medicine was ineffective and even dangerous. There is general agreement among medical historians today that orthodox medicine of the 1700s and 1800s in particular frequently caused more harm than good.”
Major adversity existed for quite some time between these two schools of medicine. The AMA refused to allow homeopathic physicians to join their medical group and evicted physicians who even consulted with a homeopathic physician. 
It Was All About The Money
In his excellent historical summary of homeopathy, Ullman reported:
“Perhaps the most important reason that conventional physicians disliked homeopathy and homeopaths was well expressed at an A.M.A. meeting by one of the more respected orthodox physicians who said, “We must admit that we never fought the homeopath on matters of principles; we fought him because he came into the community and got the business. Although most physicians, past or present, won’t as easily admit it, economic issues play a major role in what is practiced and what is allowed to be practiced.”  (emphasis added)
Rockefeller and Carnegie Finally Bought out US Healthcare
Eventually, medical health care was literally bought out by Rockefeller and Carnegie, who passed the Flexner Report to approve medical school curriculums. In effect, this outlawed the practice of homeopathic and natural medicine. Physicians could only be licensed to practice medicine if they were trained in the use of “scientific” pharmaceutical treatments of disease. [5, 6]
Experts Weigh In On The Flexner Report
In the recent documentary The Truth About Cancer: A Global Quest, Dr. Robert Scott Bell reported:
“At the time of the late 1800s, early 1900s, 20th century, medical schools taught a lot of different things. There were homeopathic medical schools. There were naturopathic schools, there were eclectic herbal-type medicine schools. And so it was all there. There was not one way. What happened was that the Rockefeller and Carnegie Foundations were interested in establishing one way.
How would they do that? Well, they would get ahold of the education system and create a medical monopoly by basically eliminating all competition to patent petrochemical medical education. That’s the Flexner Report of 1910, as it became known. Abraham and Simon Flexner were hired to do this. It was a preordained commissioned report.”
Dr. Darrell Wolfe reported:
“Not surprisingly the basis of the report was that it was far too easy to start a medical school and that most schools were not teaching sound medicine. Let me translate this for you. These natural health colleges were not pushing enough chemical drugs manufactured by who? Carnegie and Rockefeller. The AMA, who were evaluating the various medical colleges, made it their job to target and shut down the largest respected homeopathic colleges. Carnegie and Rockefeller began to immediately shower hundreds of millions of dollars on these medical schools that were teaching drug-intensive medicine.
Predictably those schools that had the financing, churned out the better doctors. Oh, wait a minute. Or should I say, the more recognized doctors? In return for the financing, the schools were required to continue teaching course material that was exclusively drug-oriented with no emphasis on natural medicine.
By 1925, overall 10,000 herbalists were out of business. By 1940, over 1,500 chiropractors would be prosecuted for quackery. The 22 homeopathic medical schools that flourished in the 1900s dwindled down to just two by 1923. By 1950 all the schools teaching homeopathy closed.
In the end, if a physician did not graduate from a Flexner-approved medical school and receive an MD degree, then he or she could not find a job anywhere. This is why today MDs are so heavily biased towards synthetic drug therapy and know little about nutrition, if anything.”  (emphasis added)
Conclusion And Future Of Healthcare
Our healthcare system was bought out long ago for the profits of pharmaceutical companies. Vaccinations today are likewise being sold to profit pharmaceutical companies, not for the benefit of our health. At one time, safe, effective healthcare treatments flourished in America.
More vaccinations are in the making to offer “theoretical” protection for every illness imaginable. 
One can either vaccinate or choose more natural, safe approaches for disease prevention, including better nutrition. 
- The Truth about Cancer Documentary; A Global Quest, Episode 1: The True History of Chemotherapy & The Pharmaceutical Monopoly. TheTruthAboutCancer.com, 2015. TTAC Publishing, LLC.
- The Truth about Cancer: A Global Quests, 9 Episodes Complete Transcript, 2015,TTAC Publishing; USA. Pp. 8,9.
About the Author
Michelle Goldstein is a mental health therapist who is passionate about holistic health, natural healing, nutrient-dense foods and the politics that impact them. She has published articles for Natural News, VacTruth, and other health websites. All of her published articles to date can be found at her health website, Holistic Health to Go. She can also be followed on her Facebook Page, Holistic Health to Go.