Don't Vaccinate Before You Educate

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9780967044422: Don't Vaccinate Before You Educate

Don't Vaccinate Before You Educate! is a result of Dr. Eisenstein's lectures on vaccinations. Dr. Eisenstein brings his knowledge as a physician, public health doctor and attorney to help educate you on this very important subject. Dr. Eisenstein presents scientific literature both pro and con vaccine. He comes to the conclusion that scientific studies alone will not be enough to decide the benefit vs. the risks of vaccine programs. Therefore, he concludes that personal religious convictions, not scientific studies, are the main reasons, upon which to base your vaccination decision. Unlike most other physicians, he feels parents have a right to be involved in the final decision about vaccinating their children. He discusses vaccine law, religious exemptions with a heavy emphasis on the Illinois law. Don't Vaccinate Before You Educate! will be the beginning of a path to educate families with regard to childhood vaccines.

This book is not meant to convince you to vaccinate or not vaccinate your children but to open your eyes to the ongoing debate.

To educate means to widen one's horizons. I hope that this book will be educational with regard to the vaccine issues and inspire you to become more educated with regard to the risk vs. benefits of vaccine programs.

I have included just a few of the many pro and con scientific vaccine studies. Many more can be obtained by going on the internet to the multiple vaccine sites as well as to the on-line versions of some of the most prestigious medical journals (BMJ, AMA, Pediatrics, Lancet, Journal of Disease of Children).

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About the Author:

About the Author - Dr. Mayer Eisenstein

Dr. Mayer Eisenstein is a graduate of the University of Illinois Medical School, the Medical College of Wisconsin School of Public Health, and the John Marshall Law School.

Since 1973 he has been in private medical practice and is currently the Medical Director of Homefirst® Health Services, the largest physician attended home birth service in the country. In his 30 years in medicine, he and his practice have delivered over 15,000 babies at home, as well as cared for over 75,000 parents, grandparents and children. Now, Dr. Eisenstein and his practice are delivering second generation babies for women who themselves were born at home with his practice.

He is Board Certified by the National Board of Medical Examiners, American Board of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, and the American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review Physicians. He is a member of the National Honor Society. He is a recipient of the Howard Fellowship, Health Professional Scholarship, University of Illinois School of Medicine Scholarship, and is a member of the Illinois Bar.

He is on the Professional Board of the Family Life League, Council for the Jewish Elderly, Task Force Council on Education for Public Health - Medical College of Wisconsin, and on the Editorial Board for "Child and Family Magazine". He is the author of the award winning book "Give Birth at Home With The Home Birth Advantage", and "Safer Medicine". His medical film "Primum Non Nocere" (Above All Do No Harm), a documentary on home birth, was an award winner at the Chicago Film Festival in 1987.

Some of his guest appearances include: the "Phil Donahue Show", "Milt Rosenberg Show", "Today in Chicago", "Ask the Expert", "Daybreak, "Oprah Winfrey Show", "Ed Schwartz Radio Show". "WMAQ TV news 'Unnecessary Hysterectomy'", "Chicago Fox TV News - 'Immunizations - Are They Necessary'", CBC Newsworld Canada - "Are Mass Immunizations Necessary", "Vaccine Mandates" Hannity & Colmes. Since 1987, his weekly radio show "Family Health Forum", has aired in the Chicagoland area. In the live call-in format, all listener's comments, questions or medical experiences are welcome by Dr. Eisenstein.

Dr. Eisenstein's philosophy comes from his years in medicine, combined with his years as a husband, father, and grandfather (he has six children and six grandchildren).

Review:

I recommend a new book titled "Don t Vaccinate! Before You Educate" by Dr. Mayer Eisenstein. He isn't taking a position either way and just encourages parents to research it themselves. Very useful. I most definitely will not get the vaccination. I also don't believe in getting flu shots, and am seriously in doubt about the necessity of various childhood vaccinations. I realize they may - MAY - prevent some diseases, but I believe children are over-vaccinated and that some vaccinations cause more harm than good. I never knew about this until I heard Dr. Mayer Eisenstein speak at our church this past fall regarding immunization. He's been on Oprah, Phil Donahue, and many other shows, plus he has a local medical radio show here in Chicago. What I liked about him is that he didn't tell everyone his way was right; instead, he presented what he believed could be the truth about vaccinations and very strongly encouraged us to study and research for ourselves. The point he made was that we *do* have a choice where our kids are concerned, and we should research the issue before making a decision to vaccinate children. Perhaps I will end up vaccinating my children; at this point, I am not 100% sure. However, it's nice to have someone encourage people to seek out the studies themselves instead of blindly following medical advice. --Susan R. internet blog

With the increase in the frequency of autism, it is nice to have a medical doctor show the scientific evidence to support my decision to not vaccinate my children. --Gail K. parent

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