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The scientific brief against chiropractic

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Three articles on PainSci cite College of Physicians and Surgeons of the Province of Quebec : 1. The Chiropractic Controversies2. Does Spinal Manipulation Work?3. Spinal Subluxation

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In all the years that they have been talking about them, chiropractors have never been able to furnish proof of these mysterious subluxations which they alone are able to see. They may convince their clients, but never have they provided proof of their pretensions to men of science.

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