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Delegates at the first educational meeting of the
British Society for the History of Chiropractic, Bournemouth, 2013


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The British Society for the History of Chiropractic welcomes applications for membership.


Our membership includes chiropractors from different branches of the profession and also others with an interest in this field of history. We wish to increase the understanding of chiropractic’s past, encourage critical discussion, and contextualize the study of chiropractic’s origins and development.


The current membership fee is £25 per annum. All money raised by the Society is used to further the Society’s aims and for the mutual benefit of members.


To apply for membership, or for membership queries, please email Rachel Wilson:


secretary@historyofchiropractic.org.uk


Educational meetings


The first educational meeting of the BSHC was held at the Anglo-European College of Chiropractic in Bournemouth in October 2013. The theme for the meeting was ‘origins’ and included exploration of myths surrounding the emergence of chiropractic. It was followed by the Society’s first Annual General Meeting.


The Society’s second educational meeting was held at the McTimoney College of Chiropractic in Abingdon in November 2014. 2014 marked the twentieth anniversary of the Chiropractors Act and the theme for the meeting was ‘statutory regulation’. Speakers included Ian Hutchinson, a chiropractor whose work was vital to the achievement of the Chiropractors Act, and John O’Brien, an osteopathic historian and the author of Bonesetters: A History of British Osteopathy (2013).



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Recent works by members of the BSHC


Hutchinson I. (2015). Twenty one years on; Chiropractors Act 1994. Contact 29 (1), 6-7; 29 (2), 6-7; 29 (3), 8-9; 29 (4), 8-9.


O’Brien J.C. (2013). Bonesetters: A History of British Osteopathy. Anshan, Tunbridge Wells.


Wight S. (2013). The Early Days of Chiropractic: A Scottish Dimension. Unpublished monograph. Available through the Library of the Anglo-European College of Chiropractic.


Wight S. (2013). A Chiropractic Clinic in the Twentieth Century: The Wight Clinic, Edinburgh. Unpublished monograph. Available through the Library of the Anglo-European College of Chiropractic.


Wilson F.J.H. (2013). The origins of the British Chiropractic Association. Contact 27 (2), 10-12.


Wilson F.J.H. (2014). One hundred years ago: the end of the beginning of chiropractic. Backchat Winter 2014, 28-29.


Wilson F.J.H. (2015). Fifty Years of the Anglo-European College of Chiropractic, 1965-2015. Anglo-European College of Chiropractic, Bournemouth.