Following B.J. Palmer, D.C.’s death in 1961 and the formation of the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners in 1962, optimism about prospects for unifying the profession led to the creation of today’s ACA by the NCA leadership and several officers of the “straights” and “mixers,” and antipathy toward longtime officials within the NCA, prompted a revolt within the House of Delegates during the ACA’s first convention at Denver in 1964. By-laws were re-written and some of the “old guard” were encouraged to retire. At the end of the decade, however, much of this internal contentiousness had been forgotten, and the ACA struggled toward one of the profession’s most important goals: federal recognition of chiropractic education.
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