G. Edward Griffin: How US Healthcare Was Taken Over By Rockefeller

Excerpt from: LECTURE BY MR. G. EDWARD GRIFFIN Author of “World Without Cancer: The Story of Vitamin B–17”

The foundation takeover of the “American Medical Schools” followed almost immediately after Gates [Frederick T. Gates – editor] went to work for Rockefeller [John D. Rockefeller – editor].  It was fast and it was simple.  It took place in three steps.

The first was when Rockefeller and Carnegie together financed the famous Flexner Report of 1910 written by Abraham Flexner, hired by Rockefeller and Carnegie.  Flexner traveled all over the country and made a very scholarly analysis of how bad the level of medical education was in America and he was right.  He didn’t distort it.  To my knowledge he didn’t distort (any of it).  He didn’t have to.  There were diploma mills.  There were a few good schools.  But, there were a lot of mediocre schools and there were a lot of bad schools.  And people could get a medical degree just by paying enough money and so Flexner brought all of this together in the Flexner Report.  It was published by the foundation as a public service and everybody was very much concerned.  Something had to be done.  You see now, the problem was crystallized with foundation money.

The next step was to solve the problems.  Rockefeller and Carnegie then provided the money to solve the problem.  They offered tax-free grants.  Tremendous infusions of millions and millions of dollars to those selected medical schools that were cooperative and that were willing to go along with the recommendations made by Rockefeller and Carnegie.  The ones who weren’t willing to submit themselves to the influence of the money didn’t get any, and they fell by the wayside.  The ones who did go along got this money and were able to build big buildings to attract qualified teachers.  They were able to get the necessary equipment, and they became the large medical schools in America today, through Rockefeller and Carnegie money.

Now, there is an old saying that “he who pays the piper calls the tune.”  And that is exactly what happened.  Gates and Flexner, and those whom they appointed, became Board members and consultants for all of these schools.  And you can be sure, ladies and gentlemen, that if you are on the Board of Trustees of the school and you are struggling for money and somebody comes to you and says here is 10 million dollars and then they say, however, or by the way, we would suggest that the next time you look for a president we suggest that you look at Mr. Smith, he’s a fine, reputable man.  You will listen very carefully when they make that suggestion and Mr. Smith becomes the next president.

Mr. Smith listens very carefully when Mr. Gates, Mr. Rockefeller, or Mr. Carnegie say, “now, Mr. Smith, you need people on your teaching staff with these qualifications, and we suggest that you look at Dr. Jones, Dr. Radcliff” and so forth.  They all listen.  Money has a distinct sound.  It is the ruffling of thousand dollar bills.  Now there is no corruption there.  It is not necessary to set down and say we are going to control the school.  We want you to do what we tell you, it is all just very gentlemanly and done gently.  But it’s done, nevertheless.  And so you can be sure that those schools that were willing to cooperate were the ones who got the money.  The record indeed shows that this is true.

Now the result of all this then, the third part, the third step is the result.  One of the results is that the technical quality of medical education in America was upgraded tremendously and for that we should be thankful.  The second result is that the staffs of these schools and the curricula, all of them, lean heavily towards drugs and drug research today.  Because that is where the foundation donors get it all back, one hundred to one.

The average physician today has had no training at all in basic nutrition.  His wife knows more about nutrition than he does, and I don’t want to get any physicians here angry at me, but most doctors will tell you honestly that this is a fact.  They’ll spend hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of hours working to learn about drugs, their actions, and everything and they are lucky to have even a chance to spend one or two hours studying basic nutrition.  This I submit is no accident and so what we find is that the medical student today, without even suspecting it, and he’d certainly be the last one to admit it, certainly he doesn’t believe it, but without suspecting that he has been carefully programmed by the educational system to be a drug pusher.

You go to your doctor, and I’m going to get some doctors mad at me for sure, but you go to your doctor, and he’ll examine you and if he can cut something out he’ll do that, and if he can set a broken bone he’ll do that.  He’ll mend something, but beyond that the only thing he can do is write a prescription.  You say, I don’t feel well, he says, take this prescription to your drugstore and if that doesn’t work come back and see me in two weeks and I’ll write you another prescription of different kind, and if that doesn’t work we’ve got a whole list of drugs to prescribe until we find something that works.

That is what has happened, and so the medical profession today has been subverted, I submit, by a force, which they do not even suspect themselves.

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From: whale

Flexner was John D. Rockefeller’s “stool pigeon” in setting up the takeover of the entire medical school industry by Carnegie Foundation, which was a Rockefeller Foundation subsidiary at that time…….When you say “Carnegie Foundation”, you’re talking about something that has no substance. It’s entirely under the domination of the Rockefellers. ……………..He (Abraham Flexner) did “The Flexner Report”, and this changed the medical schools of the United States from homeopathic, naturopathic medicine, to allopathic medicine — which was a German school of medicine which depended on the heavy use of drugs, radical surgery, and long hospital stays. That’s what we’ve got today, allopathic medicine.”—Eustace Mullins. [Interview 2003]  by Tom Valentine]

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