More Legal Chill – from Spine Cracking Chiropractors

August 8, 2008 at 2:31 pm (Alternative Medicine, Chiropractic, Legal Chill, Woo) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Cool: badscience.net, holfordwatch.info and dcscience.net are all covering the latest woo legal chill. DC’s recent post Doctor Who? was an article he’d had published in the New Zealand Medical Journal on Chiropractors naughtily using the appellation “Doctor”, there is a PDF of the NZMJ response here: classy, and I’ll quote one of my (and Holford Watch’s) favourite bits: “let’s hear your evidence not your legal muscle”. Something quite a few practitioners of Alternative Medicine should perhaps think about – legal chill and other threats.

This really is a tactic they deliberately use isn’t it? They can’t debate the evidence, so they bluster and threaten. Kudos to Professor Frizelle for an excellent response to yet more Altie bluster.

EDIT: more links – bone doctors, Norburyness, weak-minded, ignorant and superstitious.

6 Comments

  1. dvnutrix said,

    Mixing up the general comments on this, I vote that this should be known as the Self-inflicted Streisand Subluxation or SiSS. Further adaptations welcome.

    We’ve updated our post with some of the additional legal chills you mention in your Legal Chill post – it’s useful to keep a running tally.

  2. Professor Frizelle’s Instant Classic: Let’s hear your evidence not your legal muscle « Holford Watch: Patrick Holford, nutritionism and bad science said,

    […] Streisand Effect as shooting oneself in the foot or a self-inflicted lower spinal subluxation: the Streisand subluxation jdc offers: More Legal Chill – from Spine Cracking Chiropractors […]

  3. Chiropractors resort to legal intimidation said,

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  4. LeeT said,

    They seem to be running scared !!

  5. A Beginner’s Guide to Chiropractic « jdc325’s Weblog said,

    […] More links to coverage of the legal shenanigans can be found in my earlier post here: more legal chill. Edit: Coracle has also now posted a response to the daffy legal threats – Weak minded, […]

  6. Chiropractors resort to legal intimidation said,

    […] More Legal Chill -from spine-cracking chiropractors on jdc325′s blog […]

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