There are several alternatives to traditional medical treatments, and going to a chiropractor is one of them. This is a story of a doctor, Dr. Charles Mayo, whose wife had cancer, who sent his wife to a chiropractor as a last resort to get help for the cancer that was growing in her body.
The time period was in the early 1900s, and Dr. Mayo had taken his wife to several doctors, including ones in Europe, but nothing seemed to help his wife in recovering from cancer. Not sure whose choice it was to go to a chiropractor, but he sent his wife to Dr. Palmer, a chiropractor in another state.
The dialogue between the doctors was very telling. Dr. Mayo only addressed Dr. Palmer as Mr. Palmer. He questioned Dr. Palmer's every move and was very cynical of his ways. Obviously, he was in enough agreement to allow his wife to continue treatments by Dr. Palmer in spite of his disdain for chiropractors.
Many months later, Dr. Mayo's wife was well. Dr. Mayo even admitted that she was well. Amazing.
The writer of this article worked at the B.J. Palmer Chiropractic clinic in 1953-54. He made the comment that some 60-80% of the patients at the chiropractic clinic were referred to them by someone who worked at the Mayo Clinic.