- 1. "The cause of most disease is in the poisonous
drugs physicians superstitiously give in order to effect a cure."
Charles E. Page, M.D.
- 2. "Medicines are of subordinate importance because
of their very nature they can only work symptomatically." Hans
- 3. "If all the medicine in the world were thrown
into the sea, it would be bad for the fish and good for humanity"
O.W. Holmes, (Prof. of Med. Harvard University)
- 4. "Drug medications consists in employing, as remedies
for disease, those things which produce disease in well persons. Its materia
medica is simply a lot of drugs or chemicals or dye-stuffs in a word poisons.
All are incompatible with vital matter; all produce disease when brought
in contact in any manner with the living; all are poisons." R.T.
TraIl, M.D., in a two and one half hour lecture to members of congress
and the medical profession, delivered at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington
- 5. "Every drug increases and complicates the patients
condition." Robert Henderson, M.D.
- 6. "Drugs never cure disease. They merely hush the
voice of nature's protest, and pull down the danger signals she erects
along the pathway of transgression. Any poison taken into the system has
to be reckoned with later on even though it palliates present symptoms.
Pain may disappear, but the patient is left in a worse condition, though
unconscious of it at the time." Daniel. H. Kress, M.D.
- 7. "The greatest part of all chronic disease is
created by the suppression of acute disease by drug poisoning."
Henry Lindlahr, M.D.
- 8. "Every educated physician knows that most diseases
are not appreciably helped by medicine." Richard C. Cabot, M.D. (Mass.
- 9. "Medicine is only palliative, for back of disease
lies the cause, and this cause no drug can reach." Wier Mitchel, M.D.
- 10. "The person who takes medicine must recover
twice, once from the disease and once from the medicine." William
- 11. "Medical practice has neither philosophy nor
common sense to recommend it. In sickness the body is already loaded with
impurities. By taking drug - medicines more impurities are added, thereby
the case is further embarrassed and harder to cure." Elmer Lee, M.D.,
Past Vice President, Academy of Medicine.
- 12. "Our figures show approximately four and one
half million hospital admissions annually due to the adverse reactions
to drugs. Further, the average hospital patient has as much as thirty percent
chance, depending how long he is in, of doubling his stay due to adverse
drug reactions." Milton Silverman, M.D. (Professor of Pharmacology,
University of California)
- 13. "Why would a patient swallow a poison because
he is ill, or take that which would make a well man sick." L.F.
- 14. "What hope is there for medical science to ever
become a true science when the entire structure of medical knowledge is
built around the idea that there is an entity called disease which can
be expelled when the right drug is found?" John H. Tilden, M.D.
- 15. "The necessity of teaching mankind not to take
drugs and medicines, is a duty incumbent upon all who know their uncertainty
and injurious effects; and the time is not far distant when the drug system
will be abandoned." Charles Armbruster, M. D.
- 16. "We are prone to thinking of drug abuse in terms
of the male population and illicit drugs such as heroin, cocaine, and marijuana.
It may surprise you to learn that a greater problem exists with millions
of women dependent on legal prescription drugs." Robert Mendelsohn,