Medical Heretic well suits Robert Mendelsohn and his book,
which addresses wide aspects of medical practice
and the Doctor’s many heresies.
Though 40 years old, his Confessions still hold much value
for laypersons and practitioners with open eyes.
The book is very readable.
Mendelsohn (1926–1988) was a pediatrician and professor
who denounced unnecessary operations and over-medication.
He also took stands against vaccination and medical paternalism.
Mendelsohn worked for the public interest, not for sensation.
Mendelsohn wrote other books, a newspaper column and newsletter.