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Chiropractic Journal of Australia : CJA December 2012
Chiropractic Journal of Australia Volume 42 Number 4 December 2012 149 10,000 marchers reverently carried huge banners bearing the names of the late Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and Julia Ward Howe, 1,000 sympathetic men joined them, as did a contingent led by New York-born feminist Inez Milholland wearing Grecian robes and mounted on a white horse.1 Male voters in four U.S. states---Michigan, Kansas, Oregon, and the new state of Arizona---voted in the November 6 elections to adopt constitutional amendments granting female suffrage, but Wisconsin voters rejected the proposal.1 TRANSPORT Seven companies produced half of all U.S. automobiles. More than 22 percent of the cars were Fords, which came out of Ford factories at the rate of 26,000 per month.1 Britain's Morris Oxford motorcar was introduced by former bicycle repairman William R. Morris, of Cowley. Morris was the frst British manufacturer to employ mass production that made motorcars cheap enough for working- class people.1 MISCELLANY Electric light bulbs began to last longer thanks to General Electric research chemist Irving Langmuir who discovered that filling incandescent bulbs with inert gases greatly increased the illuminating life of tungsten flaments developed by his colleague W.D. Coolidge.1 The frst modern electric traffc light was installed at Salt Lake City, where the head of the local police department's traffc detail had devised the light.1 The Minsky brothers took over New York's Winter Garden Theater, in East Houston Street, which was owned by their father, for bawdy burlesque productions, beginning a chain that would last until 1937.1 Universal Pictures Corp. was created at Hollywood, California, by a merge of independent U.S. flm producers who included cinema pioneer Carl Laemmle, who had pioneered in promoting the personalities of his performers as “movie stars.” 1 The frst commercially successful fatiron was introduced by the German frm Rowenta, founded by Robert Weintraud in 1844. Laundries that employed vast numbers of women worldwide were Rowenta's major customers.1 German chemists Siegrist and Fischer developed a subtractive form of colour photography with colour formers embedded in three layers of emulsion, a predecessor of the commercial photography systems called Agfacolor and Kodachrome.1 The International Opium Convention, signed at The Hague on 23 January 1912 during the First International Opium Conference, provided that “The contracting Powers shall use their best endeavours to control, or to cause to be controlled, all persons manufacturing, importing, selling, distributing, and exporting morphine, cocaine, and their respective salt, as well as the buildings in which these persons carry out such an industry or trade.” 27 . Illusionist Harry Houdini chartered a tugboat, and when told that New York law makes it illegal to hold a public performance on a Sunday he instructed Capt. J. P. McAlester to make for Governors Island, where New York laws do not apply. He had himself shackled, nailed into a pine crate that was sealed with steel bands, weighted down with two sewer pipes and dropped into the harbour. Within 1 minute he was spotted bobbing up and down in the water. He repeated the “miraculous escape” nightly in a 5,500-gallon tank on Hammerstein's Roof, earning $1,000 per week.1 Itai-itai disease itai-itai byō, lit. “ouch ouch sickness”), was the documented case of mass cadmium poisoning in Toyama Prefecture, Japan, starting around 1912. The cadmium poisoning caused softening of the bones and kidney failure. The disease was named for the severe pains (Japanese: itai) caused in the joints and spine. The term itai- itai disease was coined by locals. The cadmium was released into rivers by mining companies in the mountains. The mining companies were successfully sued for the damage. Itai-itai disease is known as one of the Four Big Pollution Diseases of Japan.13 THE CHIROPRACTIC WORLD IN 1912 D.D. PALMER D.D. Palmer continued to live and practise at 4200 South Grand Avenue, Los Angeles and lecture at Ratledge College of Chiropractic. DEVELOPMENTS AT THE PALMER SCHOOL Building Developments “That it had been defnitely decided by B. J. to keep the Palmer School in Davenport was made known when it was announced that Mrs B. J. Palmer had purchased the Wm. D. Peterson property on the corner of Eighth and Brady streets from W. R. Weir, the real estate man. Dr and Mrs Palmer will use the mansion for a residence and convert their present home into class rooms and offces for the big institution. In every city there are always perhaps half a dozen homes which stand out and are distinctive because of their wealth and elegance. In Davenport the Petersen mansion is one of these. It had been kept in perfect condition and the interior is a marvel of beauty. The interior of the home is fnished in solid butternut wood and the foors are of hard wood mosaic. The mansion contains in all twenty rooms, which includes the ball room and billiard room. The bath room is a large affair fnished in marble and tile. This home is considered one of the fnest and best equipped in the three cities. With the purchase of the Petersen property Dr Palmer has plans for the enlargement of the school. There are now a grand total of over 85 rooms, including three auditoriums, at Dr Palmer's disposal with which to grow. The former Petersen property will be used as a private residence and a health home for those who desire a home devoid of the boarding house aspect and who want every comfort of an elegant home.” THE YEAR THAT WAS 1912 PETERS
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