Published on April 1, 2009
History of Chiropractic : History of Chiropractic The History of Chiropractic began long before the creation of its name by Founder DD Palmer. For centuries, doctors, healers and educators, promoted the importance of a increasing knowledge and health of the spine. : The History of Chiropractic began long before the creation of its name by Founder DD Palmer. For centuries, doctors, healers and educators, promoted the importance of a increasing knowledge and health of the spine. Introduction Slide 3: 'Het is noodzakelijk een grondige kennis te bezitten van de wervelkolom, want vele aandoeningen worden in werkelijkheid veroorzaakt door een gebrekkigheid daarvan.’ Hippocrates Introduction Rarely is the birth of a new idea or a new organization the consequence of a singular event. : Rarely is the birth of a new idea or a new organization the consequence of a singular event. Introduction The first recorded chiropractic adjustment was performed on September 18, 1895, by Dr. Daniel David Palmer, a Canadian-born teacher and healer. : The first recorded chiropractic adjustment was performed on September 18, 1895, by Dr. Daniel David Palmer, a Canadian-born teacher and healer. Palmer corrected a misalignment in the spine of a nearly deaf patient, afterward the patient could hear. Introduction Slide 6: Soon after the success of the first adjustment, intent on curing disease, D.D. Palmer founded chiropractic. Introduction Slide 7: Founder The Bronze Bust of D.D. Palmer on the Palmer College Campus The Founder of Chiropractic D.D. Palmer Slide 8: Young David Palmer returned from college at the University of Pennsylvania, and intent on the study of healing , 1929 Founder Slide 9: D.D. Palmer moved his family to Iowa to set up his practice. D.D. and his family. From left to right: B.J., D.D., Jessie, May and Villa Founder Slide 10: Founder The Oregonian Building in Portland Oregon, where D.D. held his offices in 1908 Slide 11: D.D. Palmer in the Classroom, circa 1904 Founder Although initially keeping chiropractic a family secret, in 1898 D.D. began teaching it to a few students at his new Palmer School of Chiropractic. Slide 12: The Palmer School Founder Slide 13: B.J. Palmer D.D Palmer (Father of Chiropractic) Mabel Palmer First Graduates of the Palmer School of Chiropractic with Founders. Founder Slide 14: D.D. Palmer soon passed his work to his son B.J. Palmer who brought Chiropractic into the 20th century. A 1903 Postcard from B.J. in Davenport to D.D. in Santa Barbara Slide 15: Growth of Chiropractic A Palmer broadside circa 1911 with B.J., representing chiropractic, warding off disease and death A poster advertising a lecture on Chiropractic. Soon after B.J. took over his father’s work the expansion of chiropractic was speedy and significant. New schools were founded, lectures in universities numbered across the country, and numerous chiropractic treatment centers were opened. The spread of chiropractic was wide and rapid. Slide 16: Exterior view of the Carver-Denny School of Chiropractic, circa 1910 Growth of Chiropractic Slide 17: National Chiropractor College Growth of Chiropractic Slide 18: Lincoln Chiropractic College Growth of Chiropractic Slide 19: The National Chiropractic School in Southwest Chicago, 1908 Growth of Chiropractic Slide 20: The Largest Chiropractic Hospital, circa 1950 Growth of Chiropractic Slide 21: An adjusting class at Universal Chiropractic College, circa 1912 Growth of Chiropractic Slide 22: Growth of Chiropractic An early spinography class at the PSC Slide 23: A classroom scene from the Eastern Chiropractic Institute, circa 1930 Growth of Chiropractic Slide 24: Lecture at the Washington School of Chiropractic Growth of Chiropractic Slide 25: The first textbook of chiropractic, Modernized Chiropractic, published in 1906 by Solon Langworthy and two of his faculty. Oakley Smith and Minora Paxson. Growth of Chiropractic Slide 26: "Perfect Back" and "Posture Queen" contests made good copy. The contestants' spines were x-rayed Growth of Chiropractic Slide 27: The Palmer School of Chiropractic Osteological collection was acknowledged in 1927 by The Council on Medical Education to be "without doubt, the best collection of human spines in existence." Growth of Chiropractic Slide 28: Logan Basic College of Chiropractic, St. Louis, circa 1937, was a non-profit institution founded by Hugh Logan in 1935 Growth of Chiropractic Slide 29: Growth of Chiropractic First Chiropractic School, Canada Slide 30: Growth of Chiropractic The Old Brookville Long Island campus of New York Chiropractic College, circa 1974 Slide 31: Growth of Chiropractic Establishment of the European Chiropractors' Union Slide 32: Growth of Chiropractic More than 16,500 chiropractic supporters attended a rally held by the American Bureau of Chiropractic in Madison Square Garden on January 23, 1932. Slide 33: Growth of Chiropractic Chiropractic Centennial Foundation Constituency Meeting, September 18, 1993, Davenport, Iowa. Meeting to plan the celebration of the 100th anniversary of Chiropractic Slide 34: A Palmer College Classroom, circa 1993 Growth of Chiropractic Slide 35: An interior view of Parker College of Chiropractic's auditorium/gymnasium in 1993 Growth of Chiropractic Slide 36: Practice , Adjustments and Tools Chiropractic Promotion & Education Slide 37: Early Chiropractic technique demonstrated by B.J. Palmer Chiropractic Promotion & Education Slide 38: FredIlli (left) was one of the foremost chiropractic researchers of his time. Together with lifelong friend Joseph Janse from National College, they studied the neuropathological reflexes induced by subluxation and/or poor locomotion. Slide 39: Smith's Spinal Locometer was used as early at 1906 to help the chiropractor locate positions on the spine when palpating. Slide 40: (Left) The Master's Spinalyzer, manufactured by the Llyod Table Company, is an example of a postural analysis divice still in use today. (Left) the Gravity Stress Analyzer (GSA) is an automatic recording plumbline posturometer. Slide 41: 14" X 36" full spine films illustrating before and after chiropractic care. Slide 42: Depiction of 8" x 36" - one film with two exposures, produced by Ray Richardson in 1930 Slide 43: An upright x-ray of the spine taken at the B.J. Palmer Clinic in 1947 Slide 44: Upright spinal filming during the late 1940s at the B.J. Palmer Clinic. Slide 45: B. J. Palmer demonstrating the Hole-In-One technique. Slide 46: An early Hy-Lo table in use in a chiropractor's office. Slide 47: Though Chiropractic is literally defined from Greek as: practice of the hand, what distinguishes it from other studies of medicine is its gravity toward a holistic “total person” approach to healing which combines elements of the mind, body and spirit and maintains that health depends on obedience of natural laws. Thus many Chiropractors have dedicated energy to the promotion of good health and education of the spine. Chiropractic Promotion & Education Slide 48: The first Chiropractor Journal Chiropractic Promotion & Education Slide 49: These pamphlets were used by some chiropractors during the 1930s to educate the public about the benefits of chiropractic. Chiropractic Promotion & Education Slide 50: Patient education tools like this colorful spine mounted in a light box were designed to demonstrate what the chiropractor would do. Chiropractic Promotion & Education Slide 51: Fleet's Spinal Demonstrator enables the chiropractor to reproduce the patient's spinal distortion, helping the patient understand the spinal condition. Chiropractic Promotion & Education Slide 52: An advertisement featuring Solon Massey Langworthy, circa 1906 A recurring theme in early chiropractic materials – Less drugs, increase overall health and maintain a healthy spine. Chiropractic Promotion & Education Slide 53: Chiropractic Promotion & Education Slide 54: Decal from the 1930's advertising health through chiropractic. Chiropractic Promotion & Education Slide 55: This chiropractor's card distributed in the 1920's advertised "No drugs, no knife." Chiropractic Promotion & Education Slide 56: An early advertising poster done by James McGinnis Chiropractic Promotion & Education Slide 57: The Adjustment, a skillful and witty parody of a Norman Rockwell illustration Chiropractic Promotion & Education Slide 58: In this 1993 cartoon by Jimmy Margulies, President Clinton is prescribing chiropractic care for an overburdened "Uncle Sam." Slide 59: In 1991 Her Royal Highness Princess Diana agreed to become the Patron of the Anglo-European College of Chiropractic Slide 60: An idealized recreation of a chiropractor making a house call titles in Good Hands by Chester Paciorek. Slide 61: This poster, created for the Chiropractic Centennial Foundation in 1992, conveys the mood of celebration within the chiropractic profession as it approached its one-hundredth anniversary.