Wow, burrkitty, that was a wonderful, educational piece. I think most of us learned something we never knew before. As for outlawing it, I believe the newly-forming, pharmaceutical companies could see it’s benefits, way back then, and knew their profits would suffer greatly, unless they took serious action. That is, unless they made everyone think it was an evil thing. It worked for how many years now? And they’re just as greedy and unethical today — fixing outrageously-inflated prices for life-saving drugs. Did you not just read how this trade deal with Canada and Mexico would benefit not only the pharmaceutical companies, but big oil and the farmers, too? People, your God-Orangeman is selling you down the river every day, for corporate interests, not YOURS! Can’t you see the train wreck coming? Open your ears and eyes and fact check dammit!