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Dynamic Chiropractic – March 14, 1990, Vol. 08, Issue 06

Chiropractic News in Brief

By Donald M. Petersen Jr., BS, HCD(hc), FICC(h), Publisher
Dear Editor:

It was nice to hear from Cynthia Menke a month ago, in reply to the letter I sent you on November 20. I received a printout of DCs in Spain who receive your wonderful publication, so that we might correct your information about names, addresses, degrees, etc.

As in most European countries, the profession is not yet fully legalized, even though our association was officially recognized by the Ministry of Health including its statutes and bylaws. As a consequence, many physiotherapists, masseurs, and quacks call themselves chiropractors, but with no official title, having taken short seminars with unqualified people. Obviously they have nothing to do with doctors of chiropractic who went through the normal cycle in obtaining a degree from a college accredited by the CCE (U.S., European, Australian or Canadian) or by any governmental agency.

I don't think those "amateurs" should receive Dynamic Chiropractic, since they are not chiropractors.

Herewith, I am sending you, on a separate sheet, a revised list of DCs in Spain, members or not members of the Spanish Chiropractic Association. Please make sure that Cynthia Menke corrects her list so that all legally graduated DCs get their issue.

I look forward to keeping in touch with you in the near future, and thank you for the nice job you accomplish, following your father's steps. Give my regards to your mother.

You might be aware that I was member of the ICA Board until August 1989, when I resigned from the association because of political differences with Drs. Barge and Williams.

Robert J. Gevers, D.C.
President, Asociacion Espanola De Quiropractica

Editor's Note: We thank Dr. Gevers for helping us cleanse our mailing list of those abusers and impostors, who defraud an unsuspecting public by falsely representing themselves as doctors of chiropractic in many of the European countries. We invite the officers of any foreign chiropractic associations to request our mailing list of the DCs in their country to whom we send Dynamic Chiropractic, in order that they may lend their assistance in purging our overseas data base of these non-degreed "practitioners."

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