John Kirkpatrick Paterson

BMJ 2012; 345 doi: (Published 10 October 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;345:e6147
  1. Robert M Berrington

John Paterson was an innovative GP and private practitioner who helped remove the stigma surrounding the active management of back pain. In the 1950s he championed manipulation methods, which were unfashionable and even considered risky. John challenged the received wisdom, ultimately becoming the British Association of Manipulative Medicine’s president …

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