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June 9, 1923

CANADIAN CHIROPRACTIC LEGISLATION: A PARADOX

JAMA. 1923;80(23):1697. doi:10.1001/jama.1923.02640500039017

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Abstract

By an act to regulate the practice of chiropractic, assented to, April 21, 1923, the legislative assembly of the province of Alberta provided for the licensing of chiropractors, and for that purpose defined chiropractic as "the method of treatment of human beings for disease and the causes of disease by means of adjustments by hand of the articulations of the spinal column and other adjustments by hand incidental thereto." But in thus putting its seal of approval on the chiropractic cult, the assembly seems to have been seized with some misgiving as to the wisdom of its course, for it proceeded to hedge, and enacted that "no registered chiropractor shall prescribe or administer drugs or medicinal preparations or treat any venereal disease, or any communicable disease, as defined by the Public Health Act, nor shall he perform any surgical operation, or practice obstetrics or any branch of medicine or osteopathy."

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