Fifty years ago, a relatively unknown chiropractor with an unusual background intruded into the “orthodoxy” of institutional chiropractic. John Nugent (1891-1979) was to become to chiropractic in its survival period what Abraham Flexner had been to medicine a generation earlier. To some, his was the “most hated name in chiropractic,” yet he would contribute as no other in the reform of chiropractic education.
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