D.D. Palmer’s Inspiration
D.D. Palmer’s inspiration came from his friend, student, and rival A.P. Davis. Davis was one of the first graduates from A.T. Still’s school. He was also the second graduate of Palmer’s new school in 1898.
I just produced five lectures about Davis. The emphasis is on his impact on early chiropractic. I really like this one clip because it captures D.D. Palmer’s depth of knowledge. Palmer mastered the literature of his day.
Davis impacted modern chiropractic. He was the first chiropractor to integrate the biomedical model into the chiropractic paradigm. He was also the first chiropractor to include other therapies alongside chiropractic. His books were read and integrated by the leading chiropractors of the day such as Howard, Langworthy, Loban, and Gregory. They laid the foundation for today’s chiropractic.
The biggest impact of Davis on chiropractic was the role he played as D.D. Palmer’s inspiration. D.D. was forced to develop his theories of impingement, vertebral subluxation, tone, and the neuroskeleton. He had to distinguish what his ideas were in response to his students. Davis was one of the biggest antagonists.
MORE RESOURCES ON DAVIS AND PALMER
- Davis wrote several books and developed his own discipline of Neuropathy.
- His books included Osteopathy Illustrated and Neuropathy.
- D.D. Palmer was the founder of chiropractic and published three books.
- Palmer’s first book included chapters by other authors and was published by his son as The Science of Chiropractic.
- Palmer’s final book was published after his death by his widow. It is called The Chiropractor.
- Part 1 of the first TIC DIALOGUE was dedicated to D.D.’s books.
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It is an amazing book. It is mostly images. We have a section on it in the new book Palmer Chiropractic Green Books: The Definitive Guide. There may be a modern reprint. I will check.