Confessions of a Medical Heretic Covers issues from unnecessary surgeries and prescribed drugs to preventive medicine and home births

  • Title: Confessions of a Medical Heretic
  • Author: Robert S. Mendelsohn
  • ISBN: 9780809241316
  • Page: 262
  • Format: Paperback
  • Covers issues from unnecessary surgeries and prescribed drugs to preventive medicine and home births.

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    1. I read this book when my children were small, and I think in may have saved my oldest son's life. I questioned one of my pediatrician's suggestions and he scoffed. So I found another doctor who assured me that my intuition was based on sound medicine. Dr. Mendelsohn empowered me to question established medical practice. Those of us who are baby boomers need this book more than ever. Even though "Confessions of a Medical Heretic" is more than twenty years old, it is relevant reading for any of us [...]


    2. The author, really hits the medical profession and hospitals hard as real demons who basically cause a lot of unnecessary suffering for their patients. The book was written in 1979 so hopefully doctors and hospitals have become more humane in treating people. However, I observed how some doctors and hospital staffs have treated their patients as if they were dumb animals and they (the doctors and staff) should "never be questioned" as to their methods and procedures. So I can relate to what the [...]


    3. In "Confessions of a Medical Heretic," a wayward doctor goes rogue and sticks it to the man. Dr Mendelsohn is blunt, sarcastic and at times shockingly funny. He is also honest, which is refreshing and wonderful. This book was published in 1979, and much of what was written still holds true to this very day. What's more is that Dr. Mendelsohn was right about many of his most passionately held medical beliefs. So right, in fact that many of his beliefs have become a part of the mainstream. His ide [...]


    4. I cant believe this book was written in 1979. A lot has surely changed in the industry today because of increased regulation, but some of the general attitudes remain the same. This is a great read for anyone who wants to approach modern medicine with a degree of skepticism. However I’m concerned about some of the strategies that he outlines that may actually end up complicating the patient’s own diagnosis and treatment.


    5. I thought I knew so much about natural living and herbal medicine and about fake allopathic medicine, so I was just going to read this as a side thing. My good was I mistaken!?! I am so happy I got this book. It is incredible and it teaches me a lot and confirms what I know even better. It really is a great aid.I simply love it - and did I laugh many times!?! And it only gets better and better by the page. I can see that what he wrote is not at all outdated but holds true even more today.Every f [...]


    6. The author, though a doctor himself, is fiercely critical of the modern medical system. Throughout the book, he compares it to a religion, wherein patients blindly trust doctors, the "priests", and consume drugs like communion. Some parts of the text seemed repetitive, but they were consistent; Dr. Mendelsohn is adamant in his opinion. Though this book is somewhat dated and extremist, it is worth reading, because it encourages one to consider and question medical procedures today. Doing so can p [...]


    7. One of the best books ever written on how the medical profession lies and makes fools of us all. This is a must read if you'd like to become more aware of what goes on behind your back and what the powers that be, who run it all don't want you to know. It may have been originally written many years ago and medical technologies have changed, but the greed of man and doctors (as Dr. Mendelsohn points out) is here to stay. I loved this book.


    8. I just adore this doctor's heart. His words always encourage me to follow that step ladder of care and to start with the most natural and non-evasive treatments first and then move on if they don't help. If you want to have a healthy life without an expanded pocket book or useless pain, listen to this man, and take his words to heart.


    9. The irony is in the pompous names big publishing houses choose for their divisions. This is a book from the "Eduational", yet it is all about the fear and superstitions of an old man.Back in 1979, when science was dealt to most people only through state owned schools, probably this form of fear mongering would have been scary and the MD pimped on the cover would have made the predictions even scarier. Today I can only see it useful for confirmation bias of the already converted primitivist.


    10. I've read Robert S. Mendelsohn, M.D.'s "How to Raise a Healthy Child In Spite of Your Doctor" twice from cover to cover and used it as a reference book for years. I'd been meaning to read his other books but hadn't. Now I am sorry I waited so long. I would give this book 100 stars if I could. Though written in 1979, it is still in print and still very relevant today. It has sold over 300,000 copies. It's not a memoir about Mendelsohn's life, which is what I was expecting, but instead a treatise [...]


    11. This 1979 book is an interesting read. It is a bit dated and the book would likely be very different if written today yet it is also true that the same core issues of ignorance and corruption in medicine remain. Hospitals are still causing lots of unnecessary suffering for their patients and for many doctors their ‘high and mighty’ attitude is as present as ever. To get the best care we need to question established medical practice and all of our doctors, as much as possible. The medical pro [...]


    12. Прекрасная книга. Если вы не любите врачей и медицину вообще так же, как я - она подойдет и вам.Мендельсон сравнивает современную медицину с религией. Закрытая от непосвященных, больницы - церкви, врачи - священники, пациенты - прихожане. Аналогия очень четкая. Множество прим [...]


    13. A bit dated so some of the information is not as relevant today but still interesting. I wonder how much bigger this book would be today to take into account the over-medicating of people and all the new gadgets doctors have at their disposal. There's a lot of interesting and, to my mind, valid information in the book. The thing that bothered me the most was Dr Mendelsohn's apparent desire to see everyone reproduce. He spends an inordinate amount of time on reproductive health and outright advoc [...]


    14. While there is a lot I agreed with and was grateful to the author for - he writes with such a sharp sword it would be a little difficult to get someone who was on the fence about his points on board with him. He also doesn’t give a lot of hard evidence. His argument it seems to me is pretty common sense and sound. His advice is well worth thinking about if not following. His opinions on issues of sexuality and sexual activity seem to not bear the same type of thoughtfulness and common sense th [...]


    15. Dr. Mendelsohn describes problems with the medical profession and industry as he saw them in the 1970's and offers solutions that have since been successfully implemented. He uses anecdotes and common sense to make his case but offers a bibliography for further study.I enjoyed reading it. It was very eye-opening. I'm glad that people like Dr. Mendelsohn had the courage to stand up and make these facts known to the general public. I can thank him for the current state of medicine in California to [...]


    16. Pretty good overview of what the author considers wrong with the medical system. A biting indictment of doctors in particular, written from the POV of one in a position to know exactly what they are up to. I suddenly notice that I've never heard of a book like this about nurses or phlebotomists. What's up with that? I would re-read this one, but loaned it out and naturally it was never returned. That's one of the marks of a good book.


    17. Начала читать эту книгу, сидючи в очереди к врачу. Ждала долго, часа 2, прочитала треть книги и когда все же зашла к специалисту, получила, что называется "а теперь все прочитанное проходим на практике":) повторное чтение анализов, сильно отличающееся от предыдущего (2 дня наза [...]


    18. Even though this book was written over 30 years ago, it is good to read. I think we have made a lot of advancements in how family and patients are treated since then. It is good to note that many of his complaints have been addressed by hospitals today. But it is always good to question and be assertive. The patient (or family) needs to remember they are always the patient's best advocate.


    19. The courage demonstrated by Dr. Mendelsohn in this book inspired me as a new mother and young physician to not be afraid to keep questioning and to trust my instincts as they told me something was wrong with the medical profession.The truth shared in this book is presented clearly and accurately. A great read for questioners!


    20. This is an excellent book, even if it is a bit dated now.He describes the types of things done by the medical industry to unsuspecting patients (consumers) to defraud them, mess up their whole set of family dynamics by inserting themselves in the middle. More importantly are tips on avoiding getting into such things and getting out if you have.


    21. The doctor exposes the medical field, discussing unnecessary surgeries, prescription drugs, pregnancy, and iatrogenic diseases. Eye-opening, although dated.


    22. This book was life changing for me. I started paying attention to my health and took responsibility for my health care. He is why we get a print out with any prescription today.






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