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January 29, 1938

Gutachten über die Chiropraktik

JAMA. 1938;110(5):394. doi:10.1001/jama.1938.02790050072037

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Abstract

This is an attempt to study seriously the basis, the evidence in behalf of, and the evidence opposed to chiropractic. It is the report of a scientific committee set up especially for this purpose in Zurich. The authors have observed chiropractors at work, have analyzed the available literature, have assembled evidence from many different places; they have talked the matter over with chiropractors; they have themselves made dissections of the spine and analyses of its physiology and of its functions. Their final conclusion is briefly expressed in a single sentence to the effect that a complete study of the material assembled from the literature and their own investigations led the commission to say, relative to the introduction of chiropractice in Switzerland, "Absolutely no!" In fact, they found chiropractic of absolutely no use even as an aid to either the physician or the surgeon.

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