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February 1, 1941


JAMA. 1941;116(5):414-415. doi:10.1001/jama.1941.02820050058013

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Chiropractic is a distorted technic for the diagnosis and treatment of disease, which is being foisted on the American people, notwithstanding that its advocates lack the slightest conception, let alone appreciation, of the most elementary and clearly demonstrable facts in connection with the human body in health and disease. The realities of anatomy, pathology, physiology and chemistry mean nothing to chiropractors. Nevertheless, any informed person who points out the inanity of their theories and the baneful effects of their treatment is, by their propaganda, bigoted, hidebound, reactionary.

Chiropractors are in general quite uninformed in the field in which they hold themselves out as having some knowledge or aptitude. When they digress into other fields, they usually reveal such appalling ignorance that even the most casual observers see them in their true light. Few people realize that chiropractors, unlike physicians, seldom if ever have any college education; indeed, some have not

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