8_History_of_chiropractic_science

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1 A History of A History of Chiropractic Science Chiropractic Science Johnson, Greene & Keating
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2 Science? What Science? Science? What Science? In the 1920's through the 1960's there were many unpublished or non-peer reviewed cases "Science" and "Research" were used in chiropractic publications, however, the scientific method was either poorly adhered to or not used at all
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3 Science? What Science? Science? What Science? Money for science? Not when you need to stay alive! Money that was available in chiropractic was focused on ensuring the survival of the profession
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4 Survival Survival Money was needed for: Legally pursuing licensing laws Defending chiropractors who had been jailed for practicing medicine without a license Keeping the chiropractic colleges afloat through the Great Depression and World Wars
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5 Survival Survival The Universal Chiropractic Association was created to help fight for the legalization of chiropractic Money was needed for legal, not research, purposes
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6 Survival Survival Chiropractors suffered persecution under licensing laws Many chiropractors suffered the stigma of going to jail rather than paying the fine The monies would have been used to further persecute chiropractic
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7 Survival Survival Chiropractic students did not have access to student loans as allopathic students did This created hardship on both chiropractic students and colleges
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8 Survival Survival Named techniques were fighting for the practitioner's dollar Any funding that did occur came from the private practitioner Government funding for research was non-existent
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9 Survival Survival For chiropractic, money was directed to the most vital items at the time No money was left for supporting scientific research efforts
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10 Science resource crisis Science resource crisis Most chiropractic students were not educated enough to appreciate reading the literature, let alone, contribute to it Practitioners were trained neither to read nor to contribute to the efforts of science and research
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11 Science resource crisis Science resource crisis This left a heavy load upon an already taxed source, the chiropractic faculty The result was a deficit in the realm of scholarship and science There was a desire, but no infrastructure Much criticism came from outside and inside the profession with a call to increase chiropractic science
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12 Science resource crisis Science resource crisis Many had high hopes to do “real research,” but few had the skills and infrastructure to complete the task The burden fell on the for-profit colleges who were ill-equipped to carry out the task The resources were not available
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13 Early attempts at science Early attempts at science 1925 Chiropractic Statistics (a pamphlet) descriptive data for 110 diseases 99,976 patients 412 treating chiropractors 84.59% recovered, 14.96% unchanged, 0.85% died
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This note was uploaded on 01/03/2012 for the course EBC 1000 taught by Professor Young during the Fall '10 term at Palmer Chiropractic.

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