Medicines used for thousands of years were suddenly classified as alternatives, while the new, petroleum based, highly addictive and patentable drugs were declared the gold standard.
Any mention of the healing powers of herbs, plants, and diet, were erased from most medical textbooks, doctors and professors who objected to Rockefeller's plan, were crucified by the media, removed from the AMA (American Medical Association) and stripped of their license to teach and practice medicine. Those who dare to speak out were arrested and jailed.
When evidences began to emerge that petroleum based medicines were causing cancer Mr Rockefeller founded the "American cancer society" through which he suppressed that information.
John D. Rockefeller is duly credited as the founder of the pharmaceutical industry, and the reason that medical error is currently the third leading cause of death in America.
Thanks Mr Rockefeller - the architect of American monopolies, no industry has more power over our lives the big pharma.