Confessions of a Quackbuster

This blog deals with healthcare consumer protection, and is therefore about quackery, healthfraud, chiropractic, and other forms of so-Called "Alternative" Medicine (sCAM).

Sunday, July 25, 2004

Anti-intellectual quote from B.J. Palmer:

A typical anti-medical, anti-intellectual, anti-education quote from B.J. Palmer:

"I would rather be a chiropractor with one simple principle and practice that works, and get people well, and be called 'ignorant,' than be a supraeducated medical man with millions of arbitrary and empiric theories, none of which work or get sick people well... The dividing line is sharply drawn -- anything given, applied to, or prescribed from outside-in, below-up, comes within the principle and practice of medicine. None of this Chiropractic do! Our principle is opposite, antipodal, the reverse, for everything within the chiropractic philosophy, science and art works from above-down, inside-out. Anything and everything outside that scope is medicine, whether you like it or not." - B.J. Palmer