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Chiropractic Journal of Australia : CJA December 2012
Chiropractic Journal of Australia Volume 42 Number 4 December 2012 151 Clinics Private adjusting rooms for faculty and senior students that have private patients are located on the second foor of the Executive Building, where patients can undress, be adjusted and dress again in total privacy.34 Charges for adjustments in the private clinic by faculty members were $10.00 per week and by senior students $3.00.35 Clinic records indicated that 98 new patients was the highest intake in any one week.36 It became mandatory that senior students had to wear spotless white coats when in the clinic and adjusting patients.36 Education A sample of weekly schedules listing the classes and instructors for the classes. Instructors are: B.J. Palmer, philosophy, principles of minor surgery, bandaging, obstetrics and toxicology; M. H. Palmer, anatomy; J. C. Wishart, reanalysis, orthopedy, adjusting, palpation, nerve tracing, senior drill; J. N. Firth, Symptomatology, supervising student private adjusting, palpation, nerve tracing, junior drill; H. E. Vedder, Physiology, palpation, freshman drill; J. F. McGinniss, spinography, developing, printing; M.P. Brown, private work and consultations, overseer of clinics; F.W. Elliott, registrar, granting of permits, clinic director; M.P. Hall, ethics; W.L Heath, Outside faculty adjusting.37 B.J. Palmer advised that while during 1912 two courses were available, one of 12 months and another for 18 months, there would only be the 18 months course available in 1913.38 Social Amenities The Davenport Daily Times, of 27 January 1912 printed: VAUDEVILLE SEEN AT PALMER SCHOOL Fine Entertainment Presented to Hundreds Last Night,---Will Repeat this Evening, as Crowds Could Not Be Taken Care of at First Performance. Vaudeville at the Palmer School of Chiropractic. Such is the new form of entertainment being provided at the big institution for the students, patients and public in general. It was tried for the frst time last night in the auditorium of the school. It was a great success, and so many people were turned away that the show will be repeated this evening. Over six hundred people were seated in the auditorium last night and fve hundred found it impossible to gain admission. Business men of the city and people from over the tri-cities were present and enjoyed the entertainment which was really frst class in every particular. The school has in its membership many capable performers, comedians, acrobats, singers, etc., and the program arranged last night was a stellar one in every particular. No admission is charged. It is expected that the auditorium will be crowded again this evening.39 During BJ's absence -- a challenge baseball game took place between Universal College of Chiropractic and the Palmer School. 250 PSC Rooters. Score 9 to 1 for PSC. All PSC players were students. UCC brought in four ring- ins.36 Student Body During 1912 525 students were enrolled at the PSC between January and 2 December.40. Frank Elliott, the Registrar reported that between 1 October and 9 December 1912 he had enrolled 88 new students.41 Teaching Aids B.J. Palmer said: Seeing is Believing. Four years earlier he had spent nearly $10,000 to build the largest private collection of lantern slides. He used these to teach students his viewpoints by pictures, which reached their mind through their eye. His principle was: to reach the mind in the quickest way with least loss in transmission was to reach everybody through showing them. THE YEAR THAT WAS 1912 PETERS A.B. Hender, MD, DC, courtesy Palmer College Archives
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