TITLE

Before Nugent took charge: early efforts to reform chiropractic education, 1919--1941

AUTHOR(S)
Keating Jr., Joseph C.
PUB. DATE
September 2003
SOURCE
Journal of the Canadian Chiropractic Association;Sep2003, Vol. 47 Issue 3, p180
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
John J. Nugent, D.C. is remembered by many as either the "Abraham Flexner of Chiropractic" or the "anti-Christ of Chiropractic." From 1941 until his forced retirement in 1959, the Irish-born Palmer graduate was one of the most important factors in the profession's educational reforms. Yet Nugent's work as the National Chiropractic Association's (NCA's) director of research was not the beginning of the campaign to upgrade chiropractic education. This paper looks at earlier influences and events which set the stage for Nugent's campaign. Among these were the introduction of licensure for chiropractors, the self-defeating actions of B.J.
ACCESSION #
11480485

 

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