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A Thought for the New Year

This past fall,Dr. Chester Wilk spoke at  one of the WCA’s  Southeast District meetings. Dr. Wilk spoke on a variety of topics in an open setting to over 25 interested doctors.  During his comments; which ranged from discussing the theme of a new book to a biographical sketch of his attorney in the landmark case involving the AMA,  Dr. Wilk managed to  “grip” the interest of the doctors with his high energy and intensity as a strong advocate for chiropractic.  All of this coming from an icon within the profession who , himself, never seemed to appear tired despite the late hour of the meeting and his advancing age. Throughout all the interesting stories mentioned by him, there were two comments Dr. Wilk made just before concluding the meeting which have “stuck” with me.  As many indivduals engage at this time  in both reflections upon and expectations for the New Year, I thought it could be an appropriate time to share those two comments. The first comment was said very publically and prominently at the beginning of the meeting. Dr. Wilk mentioned that he believed that every state chiropractic organizations should have its own recognized “spokesperson” who would be available to present and respond to chiropractic

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