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Chiropractic story has unscientific basis

I write to question the story in The Citizen Weekend, Dec. 24-25, 2010 with the headline, “Study shows resolution of otitis media with chiropractic care.”

As I’m sure you are aware, “studies” such as the one described are usually classified as “Incidental,” implying they are interesting, but not in the least bit scientific.

Requirements for sound experimental designed studies are as follows: Control groups, placebos or sham procedures, blinded procedures, random assignment of subjects to study groups and adequate statistical power.

I think it would have appropriate for you to point out this case has no basis in true science. Otherwise it might lead one to believe anyone who advertises in The Citizen can get stories recommending questionable therapies.

John W. Merrick, DVM

Peachtree City, Ga.

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