With the passing of Clarence Gonstead, D.C., the chiropractic world lost a towering figure; however, the vision of chiropractic that had been espoused by the iconic founder of the Gonstead Technique would not die. In an effort to maintain, promote, and with time perhaps improve the vision of chiropractic that had been promoted by Dr. Gonstead, nine individuals stepped forward. On a spring day in 1979, this group met in San Mateo, California, to form the Gonstead Clinical Studies Society. Over the next thirty years, the organization has been a force in the education of both chiropractic students and practicing doctors of chiropractic, as well as an avid supporter of research. At times the road has not been without its difficulties, but in a world marked by associations which rise and fall, the Gonstead Clinical Studies Society still stands proudly. A bond of fellowship based on mutual respect and dedication has been woven into a lasting tapestry that has withstood the test of time.
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