Confessions of a medical heretic

A friend shared this book’s title with me. It was written by Dr Mendelsohn, who was a professor of preventive medicine and community health in the School of Medicine of the University of Illinois.

It is very thought provoking, especially from a Medical Doctor!

Here are some excerpts from the book:

‘If doctors reduced their involvement with people by 90%, and attended only emergencies, there is no doubt in my mind we are better off.’

‘ Women seems to be the victims of a lot of unnecessary surgery. Another operation steadily climbing towards a million a year mark is the hysterectomy.’

‘You should not let your doctor prescribe a drug without asking him lots of questions.’

‘One of the unwritten rules in modern medicine is always to write a prescription for a new drug quickly before all its side effects have come to the surface.’

‘ Doctors maintain the enormous market for the Pill by telling women it is safer to take the pill than to get pregnant.’

‘Most doctors are unable to recognize wellness, simply because they are not trained in wellness but in diseases.’

‘Modern medicine sets up its Inquisition to define behavior which doesn’t conform as sick. Then it proceeds to ‘punish’ the guilty by ‘managing’ them with drugs.’


About sliew

I am a practicing Medical herbalist and doctor of naturopathy from Singapore.
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