Filed under: Chiro-Picker, chiropractic history | Tags: Alana Callender DEd, BJ Palmer, BJ Palmer's brother, Chiro-Picker, chiropractic history, Davenport Iowa, DD Palmer, Frank Palmer, Oakdale Cemetery, Stephen Zins DC, Todd Waters
by Todd Waters, aka “The Chiro-Picker” – SpinalColumnRadio featured blogger
Documenting the life of DD Palmer, the founder of Chiropractic, has become an exciting endeavor for me.
I knew very little of the man before I began researching him. Actually, if anything, I knew more about the mysteries and myths surrounding his life then that of the truth.
While their writings were often a good starting point in which to become familiar with the general biography of Old Dad Chiro, many inconsistencies existed between them. Instead, I found old newspaper articles to be the narrative I needed, unveiling the life of Palmer as a healer. We are fortunate the papers covered Palmer as much as they did, because now we are privy to some of the missing pieces his biography has been lacking.