D.D. Palmer’s Traveling Library is comprised of a collection of the works that Palmer had bound together for travel studies. Some of these texts date back to the 1870s and 1880s. Since Palmer did not discover chiropractic until 1895, we could view these books as his foundational philosophical study. By reading what D.D. Palmer was reading, we might get to know him better. We may also understand the seeds that would grow into the philosophy, science, and art of chiropractic.
Simon Senzon abridged these texts to assist the modern reader to more fully enjoy them. By shortening each book to essential quotes, students of Palmer’s philosophy will be able to more readily make connections to his early, middle, and later writings.