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Part 2: Guardians of Chiropractic’s Early Identity

January 31, 2024

This section explores the figures central to codifying chiropractic in its pioneering days – the first generation Dr. Crowder labels as “chiropractic giants.” He details the contributions of early luminaries like B.J. Palmer, Mabel Palmer, Ralph Stephenson, and others at the Palmer School in forging chiropractic’s philosophy, principles, and foundational texts during an era of feverish development across healing arts professions.

Key Takeaways:

  • First generation leaders critical in shaping chiropractic
  • Joint effort to conceptualize philosophy tenets at Palmer College
  • Mabel Palmer’s importance including innovations in anatomy texts
  • Ralph Stephenson’s role in compiling definitive principles