The rapidly growing accumulation of compelling evidence that chiropractic is a public health hazard has been documented again in a newly published book, entitled At Your Own Risk: The Case Against Chiropractic.1 The book is the result of authorscience writer Smith's years of personal, penetrating investigation of chiropractic. And, like others who have taken the time to investigate chiropractic, he concludes that the theory of chiropractic is false, and that treatments given in accordance with the theory bear no relationship to the management or cure of human disease.
After 11 chapters of documentation, Smith proposes two steps which must be taken by the legislatures of the 48 states that license chiropractors. The immediate first step is to prohibit further use of x-ray by chiropractors. Second, each state must create an orderly program for withdrawing chiropractic licenses.
Only by public exposure can any unscientific cult such as chiropractic be placed