Over the course of time, Michael Chapman has received increased recognition as a successful healer. His name is often associated with his father George Chapman who for many years has been known as a healer with remarkable skills. As Maurice Barbanell once commented: 'When Spiritualism's history comes to be written, the Lang/Chapman partnership, which has brought health to thousands of sufferers after their cases were called "hopeless", will contribute [to]some of its most illumined pages'.