Dr Robert Mendelsohn received his Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Chicago in 1951. For 12 years he was an instructor at Northwest University Medical College, and an additional 12 years served as Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Community Health and Preventive Medicine at the University of Illinois, College of Medicine.
He was also President of the National Health Federation, former National Director of Project Head Starts Medical Consultation Service, and Chairman of the Medical Licensing Committee of the State of Illinois.
He appeared on over 500 television and radio talk shows, and is the author of Confessions of a Medical Heretic, Male Practice: How Doctors Manipulate Women, and How To Raise a Healthy Child In Spite of Your Doctor
The following are excerpts from an article prepared by a concerned fiend some time ago in Australia on the topic of The Immorality of the Western medical practice.
For the last three years I have been writing my thoughts and observations regarding the futility and immorality of the ritual examinations of pregnant women and the tactics adopted by obstetricians.
The book, “Health Shock” devotes a chapter on the risk of all types of obstetrical interventions. But, that was not enough, I felt.
Finally my search for literature on this subject proved successful.
The book, “Male Practice-How the Doctors Manipulate Women”, answers all my questions.
Dr. Robert Mendelsohn gives enough details on the subject ranging from obstetrical deceptions to hazardous and erotic interventions.
Dr. Mendelsohn calls obstetricians idiots.
The present birth position adopted in hospitals, the learned doctor says originated with King Louis XIV. To satisfy his erotic desire of peeping from behind the curtain, he induced his nurses to adopt the current posture ( the supine position) for his laboring mistresses so that he could get an erotic view of it.
The birthing stool disappeared and the supine position was adopted. A risky and an erotic view sustained by royal patronage was elevated to a science. There are many dangers to the child and the mother by adopting this supine position.
Research has revealed that squatting alters the pelvic shape in a way that makes it advantageous for delivery. But by a royal edict the law of gravity was subverted. The lithotomy position was the result of an erotic craving of the aberrant French king, which position it is said creates the pathology that makes normal birth abnormal.
Eroticism is at the heart of many modern medical practices.
There are the erotic contact, erotic ogling, erotic handling, erotic prickling and in extreme cases erotic orgasm. On account of this type of perversion sociologists consider nude examination of pregnant women an act similar to rape. The recollection of this physical violence gives them recurrent nightmares.
Dr. Mendelsohn states in support of this:
“Clearly, sexist behavior is at the heart of the medical abuse that women suffer.”
Very often we read reports of the misbehavior of physicians towards female patients. They derive erotic pleasure by viewing the nude female body. The white-robed “priests” pose as saints to the unsuspecting victim.
The entire immoral ritual of female examinations like prickling, pinching, squeezing, rubbing and ogling has sexual connections but no basis in science.
Dr. Mendelsohn describes all routine examinations purposeless and ritualistic. In fact, the Doctor explodes:
“Doctors are latter-day Don Quixote, battling sometimes real but too often imaginary diseases. The disastrous difference is that doctors are not tilting at windmills.
Rather, it is people who are damaged by their insistent search for dubious diseases to conquer.”
Another tragedy which occurred in medical history, was the transition of the functions of the midwifes to the hands of male doctors. For thousands of years, midwives have been faithfully and efficiently executing their duty of assisting in delivering babies.
The natural births they attended to were a tremendous success without the complexities we see happening today in hospitals births because of technological and obstetrical intervention.
Dr. Mendelsohn recounts the story of how the male doctor arrogated to themselves the function of the dictates midwives thus:
“The obstetrical practice originated in Europe when the 18th century male barber-surgeons realized that they were losing countless opportunities to increase their income, and began plotting to take childbirth away from the midwives. It wasn’t easy to do because midwives were quite capable of assisting at childbirth and had been demonstrating this capability for thousands of years.
In order to get their hands on all those patients, the doctors had to convert childbirth into a disease. They did it by interfering with the natural process and creating medical interventions that only they could perform.
As insurance, they defamed the midwives, branding them as witches. The first “witch” hanged in the American colonies was a midwife whom the doctors accused”.
When barber-surgeons came to the scene, pandemonium resulted. Dr. Mendelsohn says:
“Maternal and infant death rates doubled when the barber-surgeons got into that act. Hospitalized mothers got childbed fever because doctors rushed from the sick beds to autopsies to deliveries without bothering washing their hands”, He further says: “ Almost every stage of obstetrical procedure in the hospital is part of the mechanism that enables the doctor to create his own pathology. Once he has created the pathology, he has the excuse to intervene.”
He cites results from a study of 2000 births conducted by Dr. Lewis E.Mahl of the University of Wisconsin Infant Development Centre. Of these nearly half were home-births. Home-births being safer were noticeable.
There were 30 birth injuries among the hospital born babies and none among those born at home. 52 of the babies born in the hospitals needed resuscitation against 14 born at home. Six hospital babies suffered neurological damage compared to only 1 of the born at home. None of the home-born babies died after birth although the national infant mortality rate is more than 22 per 1000.
“Dr. Albert D.Havercamp, head of the high-risk obstetrics section at Denver General Hospital says that the use of internal fetal monitors nearly doubled the number of Caesarean sections performed in American hospitals between 1971 and 1976”.
Dr. Mendelsohn has this to say:
“Women would find having babies a lot less painful, risky and demeaning if the obstetrical specialty was simply abolished. Except for a handful of doctors who encourage natural childbirth, obstetricians are guilty of perpetuating an unhealthy, unscientific, medical disgrace…
I have a low regard for Modern Medicine in general but obstetrics sets my teeth on edge.
It is the only medical specialty in which almost everything that the doctor does is medically indefensible and terribly wrong”
*We reproduce here a verbatim report by Dr. Mendelsohn of the shocking,
sickening and revolting methods employed by modern hospitals to induce
*Induced birth is evil. It is torture and brutal.
*Damning the evil hospital delivery methods, Dr. Mendelsohn says:*
“…….The mother’s pain will be increased, so drugs will be administrated that will retard and prolong her labor. Labor will be induced by invading theuterus and rupturing the membranes, increasing the risk of infection and fetal damage or death. The mother will be further confined by attachment of intravenous gadgetry to keep a vein open and to provide nourishment because she will not be allowed to eat or to drink.
A fetal monitor will be strapped to her abdomen or her uterus and screwed into the baby’s scalp, to monitor the fetal trauma that the obstetrician’s intervention may well induce. Ultimately, and usually for the convenience of the doctor, oxytocin will be administrated to expedite labor, resulting in tetanic (and titanic) contractions so strong that they may injure the fetus.
The mother’s pain, which escalates because of the way she is being treated, becomes so unbearable that pain-killing injections are given to paralyze the lower half of her body. The mother can no longer feel her contractions and must be told to push. Finally, the poor woman is moved to the delivery room, strapped into stirrups, and an episiotomy is performed. The mother is no longer able to do it, and more often than not he will use forceps because he is unwilling to wait for nature to take its course.
Thus concludes the mothers experience with “the miracle of birth”.
The doctor hurriedly cuts the cord before it has stopped pulsating, so the infant’s blood backs up in the mother. It is that mixing that produces erythroblastosis (Rh disease) in a subsequent child. He tugs on the cord to expedite delivery of the placenta, increasing the mother’s risk of hemorrhage and possibility leaving some pieces behind.
He must then invade the uterus to capture the fragments.
The mother’s risk of infections, already increased over the previous hours by multiple vaginal examinations, becomes greater. Next, he must repair the damage done to the perineum by the episiotomy he performed.
As I will explain later, this will cause sexual dysfunction, later on. Finally, in denial of everything that prompted the mother to go through this ordeal, the baby is whisked off to the newborn nursery, and the mother to the recovery room to sleep off the drugs.
*This is motherhood? This is medicine?
This factual report by a leading medic should be sufficient to jolt husband’s into some alertness to realize the suffering their wives are put to on the occasion of having to give birth in the unholy and unclean hospitals. They should make it their business to ascertain what exactly the doctor is doing to their wives and to vehemently protest when doctors decide to subject their wives to the type of torture with far reaching consequences, as explained by Dr. Mendelsohn.
“Robert S. Mendelsohn, M.D., has been practicing for almost thirty years. He has been 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 of Health in the School of Medicine of the University of Illinois. Dr. Mendelsohn has received numerous awards for excellence in medicine and medical instructions.
Dr. Mendelsohn is one of America’s leading pediatricians. In his book, CONFESSIONS OF A MEDICAL HERETIC, he tells you how to guard yourself against the harmful impact upon your life of doctors, drugs and hospitals. After practicing for decades as a physi8cian, Dr. Mendelsohn is convinced that
*Annual physical examinations are health risks,*
*Hospitals are dangerous places for the sick*
*Most operations do ;little good and many do harm*
*Medical tasting laboratories are scandalously inaccurate
Many drugs cause more problems than they cure *
The X-ray machine is the most perverse and most dangerous tool in the doctor’s office.