The relationship between D.D. Palmer, B.J. Palmer, and the chiropractic profession is fascinating. In TICVLOG Episode 8: Father and Son, I go into detail about their interactions and the impact it had. One of the most fascinating things I discovered was that the back and forth between D.D. Palmer and B.J. Palmer during the years 1908 to 1910, led to new breakthroughs in chiropractic philosophy, theory, and practice.
BIG IDEAS FROM THIS EPISODE
- In private letters between D.D. Palmer and B.J. Palmer we learn how and why their relationship fell apart.
- The year of 1906-1906 was a very difficult one for D.D. Palmer. It had its tragedies, blessings, and new horizons.
- When D.D. Palmer got to Oregon in 1908, he started reading B.J. Palmer’s new books Vol 2 and Vol 3.
- D.D.’s criticisms of B.J.’s new chiropractic ideas led to a refinement of theories for both of them.
- The theories that emerged from that period became the foundation of the chiropractic profession.
- D.D. Palmer’s final lectures were gathered by his wife after his death and published as a book in 1914.
Resources for this Episode:
- D.D. Palmer’s 1914 book, The Chiropractor is available online.
- Volume 1 was a compilation of D.D.’s articles, B.J.’s new articles, and several other authors.
- More resources on D.D. Palmer may be found here: D.D. Palmer.
- More resources about B.J. Palmer may be found here: B.J. Palmer.
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* Music written, arranged, and performed by Dan Mills, Mark Goodell, Adam Podd