We honor the life and service of Dr. Charles Robinson Johnston, doctor of chiropractic.

C.R. Johnston was the first blind chiropractor. He graduated in 1918 from PSC with honors. He was also known for assisting several cases to “wake up” from sleeping sickness. Johnston was born on February 1, 1879 and died April 14, 1943. He practiced in Peekskill, N.Y. for 25 years.

In 1918, B.J. Palmer wrote, “The experience of Mr. Johnston would indicate that Chiropractic opens a new field for men and women with sightless eyes. It is not our intention to overestimate this opportunity for those thus afflicted, but where one shows attitude of this work… Chiropractors can recommend it to them as a means of entering professional life.”

To learn more about Johnston, check out Rehm’s article: ChiroHist Dec 1998

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