Chiropr Hist. 1997 ; 17(2): 29-36.
The early years of chiropractic in California: the people versus C.D. Greenall.
During the dawning years of the chiropractic profession, many of our brethren ventured forth to the fertile land of California to establish thriving practices and schools. These early pioneers practiced outside the laws of California, and many became subject to persecution by the authorities. With these persecutions came counter-attacks which shaped the future battles to be waged. Some of these counter-attacks were successful; most were not. These early laws and challenges influence our practice rights through the present and will continue to do so. C.D. Greenall, D.C., stood up to the medical authorities and won his case at the California Supreme Court fifteen years before the California electorate approved the Chiropractic Initiative Act in 1922.