TITLE

Helping Hands? Politics and the Image of Chiropractic in Interwar Denmark

AUTHOR(S)
Bak-Jensen, Søren
PUB. DATE
June 2007
SOURCE
Chiropractic History;Summer2007, Vol. 27 Issue 1, p93
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
During the interwar period, Danish chiropractors were engaged in a struggle to gain legitimacy in the health care field, preferably in the shape of state authorization. This article takes a look at how chiropractors' attempts to achieve such a legal position included not just actual appeals for state authorization. The way chiropractic was presented to the general public also formed part of early Danish chiropractors' strategy to gain legitimacy. The article focuses on the centrality of hands in the way Danish chiropractors talked about what they did, and reveals a divergence between the public image of chiropractic and clinical practices. The focus on hands, the article then suggests, was a way for early Danish chiropractors to underline specific elements in the strategy they pursued in their struggle for state authorization.
ACCESSION #
27172910

 

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