From oil to healthcare
Rather than let other people with multiple sclerosis share his fate, Hank Swartout used his large savings to help fund scientific studies into medication which could prove useful to help treat multiple sclerosis.
Effectively, he went from finding black gold, to finding a golden pill. Except with the goal of helping people instead of generating more income.
The medicine in question is minocycline, which up until now had been prescribed for acne, not for multiple sclerosis.