Index to Chiropractic Literature
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ID 18932
  Title The founder of chiropractic consistently kept things secret
Journal Chiropr Hist. 2005 Winter;25(2):47-48
Peer Review Yes
Publication Type Article
Abstract/Notes Dr. D.D. Palmer’s mental health during his later years has been questioned by many studying the history of chiropractic. A head trauma while in jail in 1906 has even been suggested as a turning point in the founder’s mental status. He seemed to be wandering from place to place during the last decade of his life. In each place he briefly settled, started schools and the left after having disagreements with his partners. His 1910 tome The Chiropractors Adjuster is full of attacks on various former students of his. His only son B.J. was the main target of his charges of stealing chiropractic and supplanting his position as the “fountainhead” of chiropractic. His secretive nature has been one of the reasons to question his mental health post-1900. This brief article is meant to show that D.D. Palmer was consistent in his secretive practices well before his discovery of chiropractic.

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