This is a must read book for parents who need an extra understanding of medical terms, risk, and side-effects of mainstream medicine.
The late Dr. Robert Mendelsohn practiced pediatric medicine for almost 30 years. During this time he witnessed treatments and diagnostics in this field in which he was able to correlate what worked, what was deemed necessary, and what he felt was unnecessary intervention (with explanations WHY he felt so as well.)
Dr. Mendelsohn had received many awards for excellence in medicine and medical instruction. He had served as the national director of Project Head Start's Medical Consultation Service, chairman of the Medical Licensing Committee for the State of Illinois, and associate professor of Preventive Medicine and Community Health in the School of Medicine of the University of Illinois.
He is quoted by many in the medical world as a heretic, but that is the way of anyone standing against mainstream ideas, is it not?
This book puts many things into perspective, especially helpful to any parent.
I highly recommend reading this book, it would serve as a good reference book on your shelf as well.
There are times that medical intervention is crucial and also the reverse; so educating yourself is not a bad idea, to understand and be able to take an active part in your child's health.
Here are the 21 chapter titles you will find:
- Most Things Get Better by Morning
- Parents and Grandparents Are Wiser than Doctors
- How Doctors Can Make Healthy Kids Sick
- Protecting Your Children Before They Are Born
- Proper Nutrition for Health and Growth
- What You Should Expect of Your Child
- Fever: Your Body's Defense Against Disease
- Headache: Usually Emotional, but the Pain is Real
- Mother, My Tummy Hurts
- Coughs, Sneezes, and Runny Noses
- The Mythical Menace of Strep Throat
- Earaches: Painful, Yes; Dangerous, Rarely
- Protecting Your Child's Vision
- Skin Problems: The Curse of Adolescence
- Skeletons in the Orthopedic Closet
- Accidental Injuries: Medicine at Its Best
- Asthma and Allergies: Try Diet, Not Drugs
- The Child Who Never Sits Still
- Immunization against Disease: A Medical Time Bomb?
- Hospitals: Where Patients Go to Get Sick
- How to Select the Right Doctor for Your Child