Body Language: First of All Do No Harm

Body Language: First of All Do No Harm (Paperback)

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 Body Language: First of All Do No Harm
Paperback
Purdue University Press
07/15/2009
160pp
English
6.00" x 9.00"
1557535167
9781557535160
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Book Description

Constance Studer uses her family's story to illustrate larger ethical dilemmas in which modem medical professionals find themselves. The history of why prefrontal lobotomies were performed on patients is explored, and why only a few physicians raised dissenting voices to this mutilating surgery. Both the author and her father were injured by medical treatments that were intended to help. Her father's lobotomy caused irreversible brain damage. Connie's vaccine-related illness caused systemic lupus. She cites an article by Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. that investigates our government cover-up of a mercury/autism scandal. Thimerosal, the ethylmercury preservative used in vaccine preparation, appears to be responsible for the epidemic of autism and other neurological disorders among our children. In 2007, one child out of 150 suffers from autism or other neurological-cognitive disabilities. This book is a plea to the medical-pharmaceutical-government complex to ban the use of thimerosal in the production of vaccines and to re-evaluate the number of vaccines administered to infants and children.

About the Author(s):

Constance Studer, M.A.graduated from the University of Colorado. She draws upon her twenty years' experience as a registered nurse in writing her book, Body Language. Her book of poetry, Prayer To A Purple God, was published in 1996 and reissued in hardback in 2004.