L. Ron Hubbard had a disdain for doctors. He believed the medical profession was in league with psychiatry and drug companies, and they feared dianetics and scientology because it would take away their income stream. If, as he claimed, the vast majority of illness and disability was psychosomatic, then the vast majority of doctors would not be needed. I have covered some of his crazier statements about what dianetics and NOTs can cure — from eyesight to cancer and everything in between.
But I have not previously covered his disdain for doctors as a profession. There are plenty of people in the world who dislike or avoid doctors, in this Hubbard was not alone. Though his reasons were primarily based on his claims of the efficacy of auditing. Due to the nature of scientology — how anything from Hubbard is taken as unalterable truth — Hubbard’s disdain means all good scientologists also avoid the medical profession/have more faith in auditing than in medical science. It is why we so often hear about scientologists dying, it seems especially of cancer, when early screenings and treatment have a high level of success. They finally go to the doctor when it is too late — after auditing has not cured them and when it’s the last resort.
Here are just a few quotes from Hubbard specifically about doctors that are not widely known to the outside world, especially his crazy theories about the big conspiracy and doctors as the backbone of naziism…
The main reason society has such a distaste for medical doctors is the MDs’ continuous “diagnosis” of things the person has not complained of. The violence of surgery, the destruction of lives by medical treatment rather educates people not to mention certain things. Instinctively the patient knows that the treatment may leave him or her in much worse condition and so sometimes hides things. For the medical doctor to cry “Aha” and tell the person he or she has some undefinable ill is to drive many into deep apathy and accounts for the high frequency of operational shock wherein the person just doesn’t recover.
There are innumerable interlocking organizations, all adding up to the American Medical Association, the American Psychiatric Association and possibly the American Psychological Association, which interlock in organizations funded by the Rockefellers. I looked into this in New York in 1973 and was absolutely astounded at the number of organizations and associations grouped in that direction. Although they deny it, the Rockefellers also own a heavy share of the American drug industry which interlocks with the American Medical Association and at one time the drug lobby in Washington interlinked with the Food and Drug Administration in those FDA attacks on the E-Meter.
The Intelligence service of the Third Reich was composed mainly of doctors if you care to look up the list of Hitler’s agencies.
It has been discovered that these big drug firms are the actual wholesale pushers and that doctors and psychiatrists act as their retail pushers. This is why the Pope suddenly opened up on medical doctors in yesterday’s news. It is very satisfying to see the enemy getting more and more trouble from more and more people. Medicine came into existence in the mid-1400s as Satan worshippers. And look at the number of people who have died since then!
Therefore we must, very hard, push the idea that the eradication of unwanted minorities and unwanted religious groups is the primary target of the medical doctor who is himself simply the servant of the insane politician.
Lack of use of Auditing to handle physical troubles has greatly extended our MO list. The practice of not auditing pcs who did not F/N at Exam and introducing ‘remedies’ has shown us which way not to go. Medicine and drugs reach back into the history of the witchcraft, Satanism, infanticide love potions and handling inter personal relations with arsenic. Born of abominations drugs and medicine continue their career in modern times. The only improvement has been to cut the throat of the patient instead of a sacrificial goat’s. I’m fed up with medicine and the lunatics in the drug business. We should pass a law they must wear the clothing of their trade — conical hats with stars and moons on them and black robes. Our recent stat on MO lines proves it. We are the wave of the future. We should get our feet out of the contaminated past.
You want to know what is wrong with the fellow? Let’s say that when he is very young somebody decides to take his tonsils out….Later on he meets some doctor who says, ‘Well, the reason you have ulcers is because … ?’ Actually, it was because one of the doctors during the tonsillectomy — this fellow’s earlier colleague — had an elbow in the patient’s stomach. I think doctors knew this all the time, by the way. I am sure they had this all worked out. The doctor leans his elbow on this young would-be writer’s stomach, and he grinds this elbow down while he is holding the patient. Later on the fellow has to be operated on for ulcers. You can make more money this way and send your children to better colleges.