The Incredible Drown Case (1968)
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Mrs. Jackie Metcalf, a 22-year-old Torrance, California, housewife, mounted the steps of a white one-story building on LaBrea Avenue in Los Angeles and entered a door marked “Dr. Ruth B. Drown, Chiropractor.” Inside she gave three small pieces of blotting paper to Doctor Drown and her daughter, Dr. Cynthia Chatfield, also a chiropractor. The stains …

At Your Own Risk: Chapter 8
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The principal menace to public health posed by chiropractic is that it removes sick persons from scientific treatment, and thus endangers their health and sometimes their lives. But there are at least two other dangers that cannot be ignored, and these will be discussed in the following two chapters. The first of these dangers is …

At Your Own Risk: Chapter 4
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James W. Parker is one of the most successful chiropractors in the United States — a shrewd, earthy man, a born storyteller, and a person of tireless energy. He has the revivalist preacher’s gift for holding an audience for hours, permitting his voice to gain in speed and rise in Pitch and dramatic intensity, then …

At Your Own Risk: Chapter 10
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A Midwest Chiropractor recently placed an advertisement in a newspaper that read in part: This 66-year-old lady had suffered from diabetes for 21 years…. She had taken insulin over a period of time and had learned to live with the condition. After several adjustments she became aware that she no longer needed insulin, and is …

At Your Own Risk: Chapter 7
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“PAIN OF ARTHRITIS CONQUERED BY NEW DISCOVERIES! “Research at Spears Chiropractic Hospital has opened the door to health for thousands of sufferers who have been led to believe there was no relief.” “MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS? Research at Spears Hospital has further added to the effectiveness of Chiropractic’s attack on this crippler.” “CEREBRAL PALSY? Spears researchers have …

At Your Own Risk: Chapter 2
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   Q. What are the principal functions of the spine?    A. To support the head To support the ribs To support the chiropractor.     — B. J. Palmer, Answers (1952) According to the International Chiropractors Association, over 30 million Americans have received chiropractic care. Today, instead of fading away in the face of …

At Your Own Risk: Chapter 3
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“OOF!” I was kneeling with my head on a little headrest that reminded me of a chopping block. The student chiropractor in the Palmer College of Chiropractic Clinic, a young blond Hercules, stood over me with his hands planted, one over the other, firmly at a midpoint in my unsupported back. Suddenly he pushed down …

At Your Own Risk: Chapter 11
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Throughout this book the author has quoted a number of scientific authorities on various specific aspects of chiropractic theory and practice. These statements, along with other material already set forth, may have amply convinced the reader that there is no scientific basis for chiropractic. Such a reader may skip this chapter, but is advised the …

At Your Own Risk: Contents
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Contents  Prologue The Death of Linda Epping  1. The Iowa Grocer’s Dream  2. Chiropractic Today  3. I Get the Treatment  4. The Supersalesmen  5. The Gadgeteers  6. Schooldays  7. The House That Leo Built  8. X-Ray — The Chiropractor’s Toy  9. The Hands of Danger and Death  10. “But It Works!” Or Does It?  11. …

At Your Own Risk: Chapter 5
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On May 24, 1963, Mrs. Jackie Metcalf, a twenty-two year-old Torrance, California, housewife, mounted the steps of a white, one-story building on LaBrea Avenue in Los Angeles and entered a door marked “Dr. Ruth B. Drown, Chiropractor.” Inside she gave three small pieces of blotting paper to Dr. Drown and her daughter, Dr. Cynthia Chatfield, …