WHAT THE HEALTH HUCKSTERS ARE UP TO
Two years ago on a day in June, John Bone, a seventy-eight-year-old farmer, walked into the office of a chiropractor in Shelbyville, Indiana, holding a postcard that said he was entitled to a free physical examination by "diagnostic specialists" who would be in town for one week only.
Mr. Bone had, in his words, "sprung" his back lifting some rocks on the farm and thought the local practitioner with the help of the visiting specialists could help him.
"So I went in," Mr. Bone recounted later, "and a lady said the doctor would see me in a minute. There were two doctors there (neither of them the local man) and in a little room the first one started to take my complaint on a card. I told him about my back and the pain seemed to be across my kidneys, and my stomach didn't feel good either and after supper a couple of times I had vomited. I had a little constipation, too. But all I wanted was an adjustment of my back. The doctor said all he did was take the history and give the examination. He took my blood pressure and that was all. I went into another room and this other fellow looked at my card and said right off I had to have an X ray for $10.____________________