The National Chiropractic Association, which was formed in 1930 merged with a smaller group in 1963 to become the American Chiropractic Association. The pamphlets shown are undated but appear to have been published during in the 1950s:
- Chiropractic Care for Spinal Disc Injuries
- “Tractor Back” and Other Farm Injuries
- Chiropractic Care of Children
- Correct Posture Will Pay Health Dividends.
Chiropractic Care of Children asserts that “chiropractors have records of thousands of cases of subluxations . . . occurring in very early infancy,” that “your child should be given the advantage of periodic examinations and corrective treatment,” and that “maintaining the mechanical integrity of the body . . . . assures vibrant health.”
The posture pamphlet suggests that more than 70% of school children have “spinal defects or postural distortions to some degree,” that these can lower the body’s resistance to disease, and that “a spinal examinations may show a condition, which, if not corrected will lead to heart impairment a year, or even ten years from now.”
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