The 1920s was a time of great social change in the United States. It was a volatile decade filled with examples of great prosperity and great downfalls for ideas and individuals. The fledgling profession of chiropractic mirrored the times as while it was gaining ground in the area of public perception, it was still struggling legislatively for its very existence. With its copious conflicts for professional authority and direction, a battle of personalities and egos was the game of the day. As the profession's giants such as B.J. Palmer and Willard Carver battled openly and surreptitiously, well-meaning but perhaps more naive players such as Francesco Sauchelli were caught between the giants. This is the tale of the key players of this time set mostly to the backdrop of New York City, in a state that was one of the great battleground arenas.
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