A little history :
Daniel David Palmer (1845-1913) was the founder of chiropratic. A canadian who immigrated to the United States when he was about 20 years old. He was a visionary and a self-taught anatomist, physiologist, neurologist, magnetist and spiritualist. D.D.Palmer saw himself as a « Vital healer » and had opened an office called « Chiropratic School and Cure » where patients would visit him.
On September 18, 1895, the first chiropratic adjusment took place on Harvey Lillard.
He consulted for an injury on the fourth cervical vertebra that had occured 17 years earlier, leaving his left ear completely deaf. D.D. Palmer applied a dynamic and calculated pression on his patient’s vertebra using the left side of his palm. Both heard the noise created by the vertebra returning to the cervical axis resulting in M. Lillard regaining his hearing.
Bartlett Joshua Palmer (1882-1961), son of D.D. Palmer, received his chiropractic diploma in 1902. B.J Palmer is known as the chiropractic developer. B.J. Palmer owned a printing office where thousands of chiropractic research documents were printed. In addition, he acquired a radio station (WOC) where chiropractic scientific programs were broadcast. He defended chiropractors and remained President of Palmer School of Chiropractic until his death.