L.A. Chotkowski, M.D., FACP, describes observations made
during his half-century of medical practice. Includes reports
of cases; the author's observations
at New York Chiropractic College, a chiropractic office,
and a chiropractic lecture; and details of critical reports in
the media. Softcover, 208 pages, $15.00.
Seventh edition of leading college text covering all aspects
of basic health strategy for consumers. Includes much information
on food faddism, quackery, and "alternative methods."
Thoroughly referenced. By Stephen Barrett, M.D., William T. Jarvis,
Ph.D., William M. London, Ed.D., and Manfred Kroger, Ph.D. Softcover,
620 pages, $62.00.
Samuel Homola, D.C., has produced an incisive guide to chiropractic's
history, benefits, and shortcomings. No one should ever contemplate
or undergo chiropractic care without reading this book. Thoroughly
referenced and indexed. Edited by Stephen Barrett, M.D. Hardcover,
280 pages, $25.00.
George Magner has produced a comprehensive report on chiropractic's
history, current status, marketing tactics, dubious diagnostics
and therapeutics, insurance abuses, dangers, "chiropractic
pediatrics," and more. Thoroughly referenced and indexed.
Edited by Stephen Barrett, M.D. Hardcover, 260 pages, 50 illustrations,
Stephen Barrett, M.D., and Victor Herbert, M.D., J.D., explain
in detail why they consider the industry is a form of organized
crime. The topics include propaganda techniques, "nutrition
insurance," "stress vitamins," the pharmacy connection,
"ergogenic aids," dubious diagnostic tests, fad diagnoses,
nutrition cultism, the endless parade of gurus, the multilevel
mirage, "chiropractic nutrition," homeopathic fakery,
elaborate marketing schemes, nutrition and the media, "vitamin
wars," companies that have marketed illegally, and glossary
of supplements and "health foods." Hardcover, 548 pages,
100 illustrations, $30.00. (Canada 31.00)
The most important and comprehensive book about quackery
ever published. Covers chiropractic, homeopathy, naturopathy,
acupuncture, faith healing, vitamin pushers, mail-order quackery,
"fad" diagnoses, overselling of herbs, cancer and arthritis
quackery, unproven "allergies," dubious dentistry,
multilevel marketing, immunoquackery, "organic" foods,
weight-control facts/fads, occult practices, holistic hodgepodge,
prominent promoters, why quackery persists, what can be done,
and more. Edited by Stephen Barrett, M.D., and William T. Jarvis,
Ph.D. Foreword by Ann Landers. Hardcover, 544 pages, $30.00.
NCAHF POSITION PAPER ON CHIROPRACTIC (1985)
Four-page report, $1 (overseas orders, $2). No charge for
postage. Or read
CHIRO: HOW MUCH HEALING? HOW MUCH FLIM-FLAM? (1981)
Mark Brown's investigative report published December 13,
1981, in the Quad-City Times, Davenport, Iowa. Contains a close
look at chiropractic as practiced in chiropractic's "fountainhead"
city. Contains information available nowhere else. Tabloid size,
36 pages, $5.00.
CHIROPRACTIC SPEAKS OUT: A REPLY TO MEDICAL PROPAGANDA,
BIGOTRY AND IGNORANCE (1973)
A defense of chiropractic by Chester A Wilk, D.C., who later
spearheaded the antitrust suit brought by chiropractors against
the American Medical Association. Hardcover, 252 pages, $5.00.
TESTIMONY AGAINST CHIROPRACTIC INCLUSION UNDER MEDICARE
A 39-page report submitted by the Lehigh Valley Committee
Against Health Fraud to the U.S. Senate Finance Committee. $5.00.
Ralph Lee Smith's devastating exposé describes the
history of chiropractic and the shoddy salesmanship that charaterized
its practice during the 1960s. This book is out of print, but
we have a few used paperback copies for $8 each. Or you can read it online.
Out-of-print classic provides important background information.
Paperback, 89 pages, $10.00. Or you can read
We have about a hundred surplus copies of chiropractic newspapers,
magazines, and journals accumulated as part of our research.
Some are recent, while others date back into the 1980s. We don't
consider them sources of reliable information for consumers.
However, they may be useful as examples of the misinformation
circulating in the marketplace. Available only to U.S. buyers.
For price information, send
an email message.
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