A Profession of One's Own: Organized Medicine's Opposition to Chiropractic (Google eBook)

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University Press of America, 1998 - Medical - 208 pages
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This book documents organized medicine's communications to its members about chiropractic, demonstrating how by fighting chiropractic, organized medicine was serving itself and the profession: focusing on unity in the face of factionalism, demonstrating its superiority in the face of a doubting public, and developing and maintaining its dominance in the face of bureaucratic and legislative challenges to that dominance. Much has been written about how medicine's opposition to chiropractic spurred that profession to fight for its survival. This book shows how medicine's opposition to chiropractic was just as important for the development of medicine.
  

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Contents

Introduction The Development of Medicine and the Battle Against Chiropractic
1
A Brief Social History of Medicine and Chiropractic
9
Medicine Awakens to Chiropractic 19081924 Chiropractic as Outrage
29
Solidifying Opposition 19251960 Chiropractic as Irritant
63
The Campaign Against Chiropractic 19611976 Chiropractic as Enemy
85
Organized Medicine and Chiropractic Today Unlikely Allies in Health Care Reform?
115
Professional Control and the Social Construction of Deviance
143
Conclusion
153
Methodological Appendix
161
Medical Publications Supporting Data
179
References
197
Index
205
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About the author (1998)

Susan L. Smith-Cunnien is Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota.

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