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Chiro-Picker’s Fresh Pick — Saving the Writing on the Wall: BJ’s Epigrams Gain New Life

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


You can imagine that as the ChiroPicker, my eyes are always open looking for cool vintage items that represent the history of chiropractic. Sometimes these items are not the dusty, old antiques you’d expect. Sometimes they are not even something you can hold — like stories.  For this particular Fresh Pick installment, and the couple that follow, I want to share some of these finds.

I love the story of Dr. Robert Borer’s search for BJ’s original epigrams.  Epigrams, of course, are pithy sayings or remarks that express an idea or concept in a cleaver and amusing way. To say that BJ had an affinity for them would be an understatement for sure.

Palmer Epigram wallUp to the year of BJ’s death the Palmer School of Chiropractic was covered with these thought-provoking quotes — from the bathroom walls to the sides of the buildings.

All free wall space was fair game.  “Get the Big Idea. All Else Follows” and “The Power that Made the Body, Heals the Body” are just two examples (more here).

However after BJ’s passing, his son David assumed the presidency of the school and had the epigrams painted over in favor of a fresh coat of paint. Most did not survive the Palmer College of Chiropractic’s facelift, but a few did.  One area where the “writing on the wall” still can be seen is on top of the D.D. Palmer Memorial Building (Up’E’nuf).  It was here that the epigrams were actually etched into the roof ledge walls — a technique that was certainly safe from the brush of paint.

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Chiro Pictograms Debut

You’ve heard of BJ’s Epigrams: short, sometimes witty, nuggets of thought provoking prose displayed on the walls of the PSC…. but have you heard of “Watergrams?” 

Okay…. I confess:  That’s what I wanted to call them.

Our own Todd Waters (ChiroPicker/BJ Character/Jingle Singer) actually refers to them as “Chiropractic Pictograms,” and he’s sharing his creation right here on SpinalColumnRadio.com.

We’ve created a special page that showcases his favorites.  Just click on the image below (or the one just like it in the left column) and jump right to it.

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Chiro-Picker’s Fresh Pick — WHO Radio

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


My latest pick is a treasure trove of information about the early days of W-H-O Radio, Des Moines, Iowa.  

WHO Radio BuildingW-H-O was the second radio station purchased by the Developer of Chiropractic, BJ Palmer.  It is also where Dutch Reagan got his start in show business as a radio sports announcer.  After some motion pictures and a governorship, Ronald Reagan landed the gig as the 40th president of the United States. 

I found a compilation of newsletters bound in a book entitled “Our Home Office.”  The newsletters originated from Bankers Life Insurance company, the original owners of Station W-H-O. The book contained the very first issue of Our Home Office, published April 1, 1927, and then continued biweekly, through November 15, 1930.

Bankers Life president, Gerard Nollen, stated that the purpose of the newsletter was to “promote loyalty and enthusiasm” among his employees. I got the sense while reading through these newsletters that Nollen would have been a good person to work for and that he encouraged his team to use their talents. Continue reading



Chiro-Picker’s Fresh Pick — BJ Looking Back at Me in the Mirror
September 26, 2013, 12:30 am
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Updated Picker Imageby  Todd Waters, aka “The Chiro-Picker” – SpinalColumnRadio featured blogger


“You Never Know How Far Reaching….”

BJ Palmer 1I never EVER imagined that BECAUSE of this podcast, I’d meet “BJ Palmer.”  …Then again, I bet Todd Waters thought the same.

(By the way, this is Dr. Lamar stealing Todd’s corner of the website again… only because it’s the best place to share this).

Several some-odd-years-ago, when antique collector Todd Waters set his hands on the rare, 1931, recordings of the Developer broadcasting on the radio,

there was no way he could have possibly known that with a wig, a cigar, some period clothing, and the discovery of a hidden alter-ego: he was to become, in a way, the man whose voice was etched on the acetate records now in his possession. For staring back at him in the mirror was the very likeness of BJ.

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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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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 Bruce Lipton:

• 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”

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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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