by Lisa Garber
In a new documentary by Jeff Hays, Doctored shows the shortcomings and even the insidious nature of the modern medical and pharmaceutical culture.
Central to the film is the story of chiropractics, once considered by the western world quacks at best and cultists at worst. (This was in an era still reeling from the horrors of Charles Manson and Jonestown.) This was hardly a notion conjured by the public alone. It was the American Medical Association that branded chiropractics are part of “an unscientific cult” and until 1983 deemed it unethical for conventional medical doctors to mix with said cultists.