In So Many Words

Info-Comics by Larry Paros


Chiropractors vs. Surgeons

The Key Root for this column: Latin ad, "to" and justis, "law" or "right"

Minor Root: Latin chirurgia, from Greek kheirourgia 'handiwork, surgery,' from kheir 'hand' +ergon 'work.'

Words and Phrases List

chiropractor, surgeon, surgery, surgical, abjure, jurisprudence, jury, just, perjury

Thoughts for Today

  1. What distinguishes a surgeon from a chiropractor?
  2. What does each specialize in?
  3. What reputation do chiropractors have?
  4. Why do people go to them?
  5. What's your opinion of chiropractors?