Chiro-Picker’s Fresh Pick — PALMERGRAM Proves Conflicts Clarify

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

As a non-DC, but avid DC-historian, I can speak with some authority when I say chiropractors have never had an easy time selling what they do to the public.  Although chiropractic is beneficial to the health of man, it is difficult to quickly explain to the layperson what it is — and on the flip side, what it isn’t.  Chiropractic concepts are further complicated when potential patients must “unlearn” what hearsay has taught them.

From its beginning, the chiropractic profession has been smeared by other practitioners of health care, driven by competition and misunderstanding.

However, there was a period in chiropractic’s early life where the profession was under attack by clowns…  Literally.

Clowns Continue reading

Chiro-Picker’s Fresh Pick — Finding Mabel Palmer

Antique Collector, Todd Waters, is “The Chiro-Picker”

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

Mabel Palmer. She’s known as “The First Lady of Chiropractic,” but do we really know that much about her???

  • Yes, she was wife to BJ Palmer, the developer of chiropractic.
  • Yes, she wrote Green book Volume 9 – Anatomy and taught the course at the Palmer School of Chiropractic (PSC).
  • And yes, some of us know she wrote Stepping Stones a book of her world travels with BJ and their son David.
…But it seems one really has to do a lot of searching on the net and publications to find out any more about her.  Continue reading

Chiro-Picker’s Fresh Pick — BJ and Mabel “Listen In” to Station WOC

Antique Collector, Todd Waters, is "The Chiro-Picker"

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

Tribute Song Brought Back to Life!

[A couple months back, our Chiro-Picker posted an article that showcased some of his coolest chiropractic radio finds from the days of old.  One such find was the sheet music to a song written and composed for BJ Palmer’s radio station, WOC, by vaudeville singer-dancer Nat Ozmon.  It was a tribute to both BJ and his wife, Mabel.  It’s been some time since the notes of this 1923 piece have made their way to the keys of a piano — as such the Picker issued an invitation for someone to step up and bring it back to life.  …Well, I just couldn’t resist.  With my love for chiropractic history — especially its radio history — the sheet music beckoned me.  And so, with the help of three willing participants from my church (Russ and Ardis Swank on vocals and Mary Stewart on piano), Nat’s song to the old W-O-C sprung back to life.  And from that not only was an audio podcast, by yours truly, inspired (SCR episode 105), but another installment of BJ TV.  What would BJ think??…. Well, you’ll just have to watch the video below to find out.  And then, of course tune into the audio podcast to squeeze the nectar out of this one.  My wife assures me that this is my best one yet!  (She always says that).  Below the video is an article from the Chiro-Picker which gives you some more of his thoughts on the song and some behind the scenes information related to this particular offering of BJ TV.  Oh… and I’ll be back with some extra info in the DC Angle at the bottom. dr. tom]

Station WOC of Davenport: “Where the West Begins!”

I was amazed to find an original copy of the sheet music “Station WOC of Davenport, Where the West Begins” from 1923. 

Continue reading

%d bloggers like this: