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To the editors:

I just read James Beebe's letter requesting support for the AMA and FDA and thrashing chiropractors [July 26].

I am now pain free from a back condition that had I stayed with orthopedic surgeons would eventually have resulted in surgery. There are millions like myself that have been helped.

The last year the S.F. 49ers won the Super Bowl, I read a short squib in one of the newspapers saying that out of 44 players on their roster, 43 were seeing chiropractors. I know that a large percentage of pro golfers suffer from back problems and see chiropractors and other alternative health care professionals.

Too bad Mr. Beebe and his ilk didn't live during the late 1700s when the wonderful MDs were blood letting to cure diseases.

Jay Woldenberg

Lincolnwood

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