Author: Mendelsohn, Robert S., M.D.
Description: If you are a woman living in America, the greatest danger to your health is, in all likelihood, your own doctor. Dr. Mendelsohn argues that chauvinistic physicians subject their female patients to medical procedures that are degrading, unnecessary and often dangerous — sometimes fatally so. Physicians order lab tests and x-rays more indiscriminately for women than for men, over-prescribe for their women patients, and intervine surgically far too often. Two of the most indiscriminately recommended surgical procedures are the hysterectomy and the radical mastectomy.