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ID 18673
  Title Commentary: Divided we stand
Journal J Can Chiropr Assoc. 2005 Dec;49(4):252-253
Peer Review No
Publication Type Article
Abstract/Notes EXCERPT: The presence of a persistent and troublesome lack of professional unity is one of the very few things all chiropractors are in complete agreement on. While some try to put a positive spin on the issue by calling it diversity, the fact is we are deeply divided. If chiropractic survives as a stand alone profession, it will not be a profession which embraces both ends of the philosophy spectrum. Whether purposeful or co-incidental, the juxtaposition of commentaries by Drs. Ford and Morgan in the September, '05 issue of JCCA nicely describes this polarization. Both contributors make recommendations for our survival. Essentially these commentaries beg the question: should chiropractic abandon the original theories of D.D. Palmer in favour of an evidence based approach, or should adherence to DD's philosophies be mandatory for entitlement to claim that one is a chiropractor?

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