Chiro-Picker’s Fresh Pick — The Spinograph: an image of chiropractic’s early days

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

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

Today I hold in my hands something very special to Chiropractic’s history!

…not to mention, very fragile.

My latest Chiro-pick happens to be an original, glass “spinograph” plate from 1920.

There are many things that make this early X-ray very cool. For one thing, it came inside an envelope that stated “Palmer School of Chiropractic 1920” — meaning that this image was made only ten years after PSC introduced X-rays to Chiropractic!

The Instructor’s name on the spinograph is E.A. Thompson —  the same Thompson who wrote Green Book vol 10, CHIROPRACTIC SPINOLOGY.

I am sure thousands of these spinograph plates were made; however, I am also sure there are not many of these that have survived.

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