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Who is Dr. Russel Blaylock?

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Dr. Russell Blaylock is a retired neurosurgeon and the author of the Blaylock Wellness Report, according to his website. He has served as the Clinical Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. As of 2015, he is a visiting professor of biology at Belhaven College.

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Dr. Blaylock has come under criticism from blogs such as The Skeptic's Dictionary and The Genetic Literacy Project for endorsing views that run contrary to scientific consensus. He has written on the connection between vaccinations and the rise in autism diagnoses among children, with specific focus on the dangers of the H1N1 vaccine, notes The Skeptics's Dictionary. He has also warned against flu vaccinations, suggesting fish oil, vitamin D supplements and antioxidants instead.

As a neurosurgeon, he introduced a new treatment for brain tumors and has contributed significantly to treatment of hydrocephalus, according to The Genetic Literacy Project. Dr. Blaylock is also noted for his political viewpoints. As of 2015, he opposes the health care reforms taking place under President Obama and has been called a conspiracy theorist by McGill University's Joe Schwartz, the director of the Office for Science & Society. Blaylock published three books in the late 1990s and early 2000s, titled "Excitotoxins: The Taste That Kills," "Health and Nutrition Secrets That Can Save Your Life" and "Natural Strategies for The Cancer Patient."

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