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Chiro-Picker’s Fresh Pick — Finding Frank Palmer

Updated Picker Imageby  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.

Oakdale Cemeter Frank PalmerAnd to find that truth, I found myself searching beyond the perspective of other Chiropractic historians — beyond what we “already knew”… or thought we knew.

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.

One of my discoveries that nearly had me jumping out of my seat was an obituary of Frank Palmer.

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Episode 170 — ChiropracTIC History Saga Episode; Mission Possible ChiroFEST 2013; and Sottile and Gorman Interviewed Together

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Title: ChiropracTIC History Saga Episode; Mission Possible ChiroFEST 2013; and Sottile and Gorman Interviewed Together

Episode Number: 170

Host: Dr. Thomas Lamar

Show Date: 12/06/13

Run Time: 249:26

Description:   It’s the Spinal Column Radio “Saga Episode.” Join Dr. Lamar and Logan for their last “regular” show as they “clear the countertop” to make way for the upcoming Finale Show.  On this episode they step you back into chiropracTIC’s past with a boatload of exciting chiropractic history, and then step you forward into its future with ChiroFEST 2013’s Mission Possible. Plus they sit down with ChiropracTIC’s Principled Funnyman and Funnywoman, Dean Sottile and Sharon Gorman, for an unforgettable duo-interview that will have you laughing and taking notes at the same time.

History topics covered: DD Palmer’s Portland Chiropractic College with Nathan Cashion reporting on location; “A Journey for the TIC Like None Other” — The Searby Saga (the story of Mack and Dorothy Searby’s quest to study at the PSC); Gary Street and BJ’s Chiropractic Scrapbook; DD’s other son (BJ’s older brother) Frank Palmer’s gravesite rediscovered; BJ’s Parrot; Fred Barge’s Rats in a Dump; DD’s Mammoth Tusk; DD visits Seattle; BJ Palmer Mansion (featuring Todd Waters and Joe Ierano); BJ’s fascination with elephants; and more.

ChiroFest 2013 mini-interviews asking the question of all the event speakers, based on what they shared from the platform, “What is POSSIBLE with chiropracTIC?”: James Chestnut, Jeanne Ohm, Fred Schofield, Joe Borio, Liam Schubel, Deed Harrison, Brad Glowaki, Troy Dukowitz, Garret Gunderson, Heidi Farrell, Wendy Dick, Billy DeMoss, Matthew Loop, Dan Yachter, Cathy Colby, and Paul Reed.

Plus BTOC (Big TOR on Campus) Brett Jones with Jen Wilhelm, Two Spinal Column Reblogs featuring Drs. Fred Barge and David Jackson, Power of the Podcast, and listener feedback.

(Chestnut, Ohm, Schofield, Borio, Schubel, Harrison, Glowaki, Dukowitz, Farrell, Reed, Gunderson, Dick, DeMoss, Loop, Yachter, and Colby interviews recorded at the 2013 ChiroFest in Redmond, Washington. Interview with Drs. Dean Sottile and Sharon Gorman recorded at the 2012 California Jam in Costa Mesa, California).

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Journey for the TIC like none other

SEARBY SAGA

Searby transcontinental trek to PSCPeters and Chance. The Searby saga: a story of hardships and determinations: chiropractic in Australia 1905-1945. Chiropractic Journal of Australia, v.31, no.1, Mar 2001, p.17-32

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Telling the SCR Story

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DD’s Portland Chiro College

– On Location –

— Nathan Cashion, UWS chiro student and host of Exploring Chiropractic

– more history on DD Palmer’s Portland Chiropractic School: (1) (2) (3)

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Principled Funnybones

Dean Sottile, DC and Sharon Gorman, DC

DCS California Jam

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Dr. Thomas Lamar interviews Drs. Dean Sottile and Sharon Gorman
at the 2012 California Jam.

 

• Learn more about Dean and Sharon:

Dean Sottile on Facebook

– Dean’s other SCR interviews: (059 and 142)

Sharon Gorman on Facebook

– Sharon’s other SCR interviews: (097, 138, and 144)

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ChiroFEST 2013

— Redmond, Washington —

What is possible with ChiropracTIC?

James Chestnut, Jeanne Ohm, Fred Schofield, Joe Borio, Liam Schubel, Deed Harrison, Brad Glowaki, Troy Dukowitz, Garret Gunderson, Wendy Dick, Billy DeMoss, Matthew Loop, Dan Yachter, Cathy Colby, and Paul Reed.

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• Pics talked about on the show:


Dr. Gary Steet shares scrapbook story with Dr. Lamar and Logan off-mic after interviewing him at the Fall 2010 New Beginnings Chiropractic Weekend.

Street shares scrapbook story – 2010

 

Links talked about on the show:


“The Big TOR on Campus”

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DC2B Life West

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Jen Wilhelm, DC

Alive Chiropractic

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• Learn more about Brett Jones:

Brett’s Facebook page

Brett’s YouTube Channel



• Learn more about the California Jam:

Cal Jam 2014

– Website: CaliforniaJam.org

– Website: DeadChiropracticSociety.com

– Facebook California Jam – Dead Chiropractic Society


Check out the Cal Jam Interview Archives! (plus see who’s still the cue for release)


• Learn More about ChiroFEST

ChiroFest 2013b– Website: ChiroFest.org

– Facebook: ChiroFest Page

– Pics: Check out our 2012 ChiroFest photos


Check out the ChiroFEST Archives!




Chiro-Picker’s Fresh Pick — Finding the Three-Story Scrapbook

Updated Picker Imageby  Todd Waters, aka “The Chiro-Picker” – SpinalColumnRadio featured blogger


As I wrote in a recent Fresh Pick installment, I enjoy collecting stories and treasured memories from people who have a connection with Chiropractic’s early years — tales, which I often find escape our chiro-history texts. While these stories can sometimes be difficult, if not impossible, to fact-check, I still find that they allow me to be a better ChiroPicker.  For they often provide missing clues — acting as that needed breadcrumb — to bring me (and I’m sure other chiro-historians) closer to unearthing other great discoveries.

Here’s another one of my favorites:

Dr. Gary Street joined up with the now late Dr. Merwyn Zarbuck to assist him in his twenty-five year quest for BJ Palmer’s scrapbook.

BJ, as you may know, wrote about his scrapbook in the Green Book series and stated it was not actually a book per se, but files upon files of anything and everything documenting chiropractic’s history from its conception.

Old FilesThe scrapbook contained notebooks, journals, newspaper clippings, publications, and letters.

And while BJ wrote about this compilation, he did not state where it was kept — which would have been a big deal, because the files were rumored to have occupied three floors! 

Surely, a collection this large would be easy to find after a cursory search about the campus.  But then again, the references to BJ as “The Little Builder” were not made in vain. He was constantly constructing additions at the Palmer School — acquiring neighboring properties for expansion to allow him to interconnect his buildings. Perhaps during these structural revisions the three-floor-scrapbook got “misplaced.” Continue reading



Episode 169 — BJ Palmer Epigrams

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Title: BJ Palmer Epigrams

Episode Number: 169

Host: Dr. Thomas Lamar

Show Date: 11/01/13

Run Time: 178:50

Description:   BJ Palmer, the Developer of ChiropracTIC, is known for many things — one of which is the seemingly countless inspirational and THOT-provoking epigrams he scribed on the walls of the Palmer School of Chiropractic. In addition to impacting and encouraging all who read them, these quotes, in many ways described him… and worked to define him. Join Dr. Thomas Lamar for this very special episode of Spinal Column Radio in which he, along with Drs. Simon Senzon, Robert Borer, and Myron Brown — and of course, the ChiroPicker, Todd Waters — step back in time to discuss this fascinating characteristic associated with BJ of Davenport.

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Chiro-Picker’s Fresh Pick — The Building Blocks of Chiropractic

Updated Picker Imageby  Todd Waters, aka “The Chiro-Picker” – SpinalColumnRadio featured blogger


A brick sits on my desk.  But this is not just any brick….

Ryan Block BuildingIn 1888 DD Palmer moved his magnetic healing practice to Davenport, Iowa, renting rooms in the Ryan Block Building on the corner of Second and Brady streets.  Palmer not only used these rooms as his office for his patients, but as his residence for his family.  His vitalistic, hands-only, magnetic healing methods were so successful and sought after, that within four years he required the square footage of the building’s entire fourth floor. Room and board was made available for his most severe cases.

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Chiro-Picker’s Fresh Pick — Remembering the Forgotten Seattle College of Chiropractic

Updated Picker Imageby  Todd Waters, aka “The Chiro-Picker” – SpinalColumnRadio featured blogger


In SCR Episode 158, the ChiroPicker grabbed a mic and took over my show.  I figure if he can get away with it, so can I.  So, I’m hijacking his Fresh Picks article this month to showcase a bit of little known Northwest chiropractic history. — Dr. Lamar

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A chiropractic college in Seattle?  Bizarre.  That’s what I first thought when I heard about it.

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Episode 166 — Dr. James Chestnut, Dr. Bruce Lipton, and D.D. Palmer’s Sweet Home

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Title: Dr. James Chestnut, Dr. Bruce Lipton, and Dr. D.D. Palmer’s Sweet Home

Episode Number: 166

Host: Dr. Thomas Lamar

Show Date: 08/03/13

Run Time: 171:59

Description:   Join Dr. Thomas Lamar for a “Bee”-Rated Episode with A-Rated Content as he podcasts hive-side!  Headlining this sweet as honey episode are TWO amazing powerhouses for chiropracTIC:  The Eat Well, Move Well, and Think Well chiropracTOR, Dr. James Chestnut; and the Epigenetic Dr. Bruce Lipton!  Plus travel back in time as Lamar chats with Dr. Myron Brown and ChiroPicker, Todd Waters, about the one and only “Sweet Home” — the bee and raspberry farm of the man who would one day discover the great profession of chiropractic, DD Palmer. Plus Dr. Lamar grabs Special Agent Paul Reed to talk “Mission Possible” for the upcoming 2013 ChiroFest.  And if all that were not enough, there’s banter with Bee Keeper Dan, a Spinal Column Reblog, AND the Big TOR on Campus featuring Dr. Katina Manning. (James Chestnut interview recorded at the 2012 California Jam in Costa Mesa, California.  Interview with Dr. Bruce Lipton recorded in Auckland, New Zealand, May 2012).

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The Eat Well, Move Well, Think Well
chiropracTOR

James Chestnut, DC

DCS California Jam

2012

James Chestnut DC

Dr. Thomas Lamar interviews Dr. James Chestnut
at the 2012 California Jam.

Wellness Prevention Paradigm• Learn more about Dr. James Chestnut:

– Doctor website: TheWellnessPractice.com

– Public website: WellnessAndPrevention.com

– Nutritional line: InnateChoice.com

– James on Facebook

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Down Under with Dr. Bruce Lipton

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• Learn more about New Zealand College of Chiropractic:

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Brown and Waters

Chips from Sweet Home -cover color• Learn More About Sweet Home:


“The Big TOR on Campus”

Brett Jones 1Brett Jones

DC2B Life West

Katina Manning DC an interview with

Katina Manning, DC

BGI Seminars

Listen to BGI’s Sue Brown on SCR

• Learn more about Brett Jones:

Brett’s Facebook page

Brett’s YouTube Channel

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• Other Stuff Talked About on the Show:


• Learn more about the California Jam:

CalJam6 gratefully alive

– Website: CaliforniaJam.org

– Website: DeadChiropracticSociety.com

– Facebook California Jam – Dead Chiropractic Society


Check out the Cal Jam Interview Archives! (plus see who’s still the cue for release)





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