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“If this is preventive medicine, I’ll take my chances with disease.”

Dr. Mendelsohn urged parents to carefully consider the harms versus the benefits of routinely recommended immunizations. He cited the lack of scientific evidence that mass immunizations could be credited with eliminating any childhood disease, and he highlighted the

significant risks associated with every immunization. Observing the dramatically increased incidence of autoimmune diseases, and the possible link to immunizations, he asked: “Have we traded mumps and measles for cancer and leukemia?”

About the measles immunization, Dr. Mendelsohn wrote in How to Raise a Healthy Child…in Spite of Your Doctor:

After frightening you with the unlikely possibility of measles encephalitis, your doctor can rarely be counted on to tell you of the dangers associated with the vaccine he uses to prevent it. The measles vaccine is associated with encephalopathy and with a series of other complications…

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