Chiropractic in the United States: Contributors
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Editors Daniel C. Cherkin, PhD Senior Scientific Investigator Center for Health Studies Group Health Cooperative of Puget Sound Seattle, Washington Robert D. Mootz, DC Associate Medical Director for Chiropractic Department of Labor and Industries Olympia, Washington Other Contributors Alan H. Adams, DC Vice President of Professional Affairs Los Angeles College of Chiropractic Whittier, California Ian …

Chiropractic in the United States: Belief Systems
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**Comments in red by Stephen Barrett, M.D. A. The Origin and Evolution of Chiropractic Belief Systems The chiropractic perspective on health and disease emphasizes two fundamental characteristics. (1) a testable principle suggesting that the structure and condition of the body influences how the body functions and heals and (2) an untestable metaphor that asserts that …

Chiropractic in the United States: Brief History
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**Comments in red by Stephen Barrett, M.D. Rarely is the birth of a new idea or a new organization the consequence of a singular event. However, the genesis of a new profession, chiropractic, is attributed to the date of 18 September 1895 and the place, Davenport, Iowa. Daniel David Palmer placed his hands upon an …

Chiropractic in the United States: Foreword
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**Comments in red by Stephen Barrett, M.D. One hundred years ago, the founder of the chiropractic profession, D. D. Palmer, reportedly used spinal manipulation to r estore a deaf janitor’s hearing. A series of events following this dramatic incident ultimately led to the establishment of what is now one of the largest health care professions …

Chiropractic in the United States: Research
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**Comments in red by Stephen Barrett, M.D. A. History and Development of Research 1. Early Investigations and Research “Legitimate, sustained, scientific research in chiropractic is a rather recent phenomenon. However, throughout chiropractic’s 100-year history, the terms ‘research’ and ‘science’ have been among the most popular in the literature of chiropractic and have often been used …

Chiropractic in the United States: Contents
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This study, written by seven chiropractors and four other contributors, was sponsored by the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research and published by the National Technical Information Service (NTIS) in September 1997 as a 140-page report. Although the report contains valuable information about the chiropractic marketplace, it says almost nothing about the profession’s shortcomings. …