Chiropractic Pamphlets from Health Briefs Publications (1970s)


Stephen Barrett, M.D.
March 29, 2020

These pamphlets were acquired during the early 1970s by investigators who visited chiropractors in Eastern Pennsylvania. I am unable to find any background information about the publisher. To see the pamphlets, click here.

  • Think Chiropractic First
  • Don’t Keep It a Secret
  • Blame for the Nation’s Poor Health Is Misdirected
  • Athletic Injuries
  • Chest Pain
  • Headaches
  • Sciatica
  • Industrial Injuries
  • Plan Now: Take Your Family to Chiropractor Today
  • How Parents Ignore Children’s Spine
  • Tonsillectomies
  • Why Organized Medicine Opposes Any New Health Principle

“How Parents Ignore Children’s Spine” asserts that “periodic spinal examinations of your child’s spine and nerve system should be a major part of regular health routine.”

“Don’t Keep It a Secret” claims that”as more and more millions of Americans become chiropractiuc patienbts, health care costs will be lowered.”

“Plan Now: Take Your Family to Chiropractor Today” claims that “headaches, abnormal fatigue, nervousness, sleeplessness, indigestion, colds, stiff neck, joint pains, muscular aches and pains are only a few of the early warning signals that a chiropractic adjustment is indicated.”

These claims have no scientific support.