Chiropractic Pamphlets from JoCo Publications (1972-1974)


Stephen Barrett, M.D.
May 26, 2020

The pamphlets listed below were published by JoCo Publications. I have not been able to find any information about the company’s history.

  • Why Chiropractic First (1974)(
  • Drugs Offer Only Temporary Relief (1972)
  • Children Are Subjected to Tremendous Shocks (1972)

The pamphlets argue that chiropractic care is superior to medical care because chiropractors can detect diseases before symptoms develop and can treat virtually anything. Their claims are among the most preposterous I have seen.

Why Chiropractic First asserts that cancer, arthritis, diabetes and many other diseases all “have their roots and a beginning in the mal-functioning of the nervous system of the body.” It also claims: “When there is no disturbance or pressure present in the nervous system and the body is functioning up to its capacity, then and then only can you be sure that the body is able to resist disease and will be symptom free.”

To read the pamphlets, click here