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Chiropractic - A 113 year struggle from pseudoscience to legitimacy

Prof. Mahlon Wagner on the history and legitimacy of chiropractic practices

In the US, Chiropractic is the second largest of the health-care professions with close to 50,000 practitioners (Doctors of Chiropractic, or D.C.). Significant numbers of chiropractors also exist in the UK and Europe as well as Australia.

Mahlon will examine the origins of Chiropractic (a healer in 1895), the questionable diagnostic and treatments used, reasons for their success, and public attitudes toward (and satisfaction with) chiropractic as compared to traditional medicine.

Mahlon Wagner (Professor Emeritus of Psychology - State University of New York) taught experimental psychology, statistics, research design, history of psychology and parapsychology for 30 years at Oswego.

He has been a visiting professor at the Universitiy of the Saarland in Saarbruecken and the Justus-Liebig University, Giessen in Germany.


Professor Mahlon Wagner | talks


Date and Time:

6 May 2008 at 7:00 pm


2 hours



The Penderels Oak
283 High Holborn
020 7242 5669

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The Skeptic Magazine
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