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Chiropractic Journal of Australia : CJA December 2012
Chiropractic Journal of Australia Volume 42 Number 4 December 2012 153 code being international, the idea will prove of great beneft as an educational feature. It is a usual occurrence to see a lad pass the school, reach in his pocket, consult the code and work out the signal for that day. Even the older people can be seen alternately gazing at the top of the pole and a copy of the code. Any student not having a code can fnd one in the front cover of a late Webster's dictionary. Dr. Palmer announces that he is preparing a code, which is to be framed and placed on the campus, where it can be seen by those interested. The contest which is now on began Monday morning, April 15th, and will close Wednesday morning May 15th. The students having the correct readings must appear at the offce of Dr. Palmer at 8 o’clock on the morning of May 15th to receive the prize.46 The Daily Times of 9 May 1912 printed: FLAG IS UNFURLED AT PALMER SCHOOL. Every Time a Chiropractor is Acquitted, Old Glory Flies.---Case of State Versus Sivers, Won By Defense at Mt. Pleasant Yesterday.---Shows Independence. People looking up at the top of Brady Street hill today have wondered and asked the reason why old glory is foating from the top of the monster fagpole at the Palmer School of Chiropractic. Every once in a while the big fag, 24 by 36 feet in size, is unfurled to the breeze. Curious to know the reason, Dr. Palmer was called up and asked. The school has adopted the system of foating the big fag every time a Chiropractor is acquitted in the courts, whether it be in the United States, Canada or Mexico. The fag is foating today because the defense won at Mt. Pleasant yesterday, in the case of the State of Iowa versus Sivers. The jury returned a verdict acquitting the Chiropractor of the charges against him. “Old glory stands for independence, and it is signifcant of our cause,” said Dr. Palmer this morning. “Every time we win a case. whether it be in the United States, Canada or Mexico, the fag will be unfurled.” 47 FIVE THOUSAND AT PSC OPENING. The PSC opening, on 16 October, was a revelation to all. Dr. B.J. Palmer, head and founder of the PSC, made a ten- strike when he invited the people of the community to inspect the school. The returns exceeded our most sanguine hopes, for over 5,000 people made it their business to be present. Early in the afternoon of the day they commenced to arrive, and all during the afternoon and from six o' clock on in the evening streams of people focked through the buildings. Of course, the majority came through morbid curiosity, but after they had once seen the great investments which have been made to advance the work of teaching Chiropractic at the PSC, they gained new respect for the science. In the evening Dr. Palmer delivered a lecture in the auditorium, explaining to the hundreds present that Chiropractic is no longer a theory but a fact, and, therefore, a science.48 Lecture Tours B.J. had 37 lectures booked for the rest of the year, he was shooting for 100.49 Equipment During 1912 two new adjusting tables became available, the Professional, patented on 22 October 1912 by the Meyers Manufacturing Co. of Davenport and the Griffn Adjusting Table by A.A. Griffn of Lansing, Michigan. B.J. Palmer and J.C. Wishart had tested the Griffn tables and reported great patient satisfaction.50 X-Ray Department James F. McGinnis, D.C., in charge of the x-ray department, wrote: SPINOGRAPH TELLS THE STORY. Greatest Help in fnding Subluxations. The PSC Spinographical Laboratory is the largest of its kind in the world. There is only one other spinographical laboratory at this time, and that is at Akron, Ohio, owned by O. L. Brown, Chiropractor. The spinograph equipment at the PSC is valued at about $6,000 to $8,000. We are fxed to do all kinds of X-Ray work, but our work is confned entirely to the spine, and the word “Spinograph” was coined by Dr. Palmer as the proper word to use for laboratory. We are fnding every day many conditions that that are impossible to fnd by palpation alone, such as abnormality, long and short spinous processes, a bent spinous process, (transverse) process larger on one side than the other, and each of these would give the Chiropractor the wrong impression in regard to his palpation; for instance, a spinous process longer than normal and slightly bent to the right would give the indication of subluxation being to the right and inferior, when in reality the segment proper would be normal. The same may be referred to in a short spinous process, only it would indicate a superior subluxation. Our negatives show clearly hundreds of subluxations and are very valuable to the Chiropractor, when palpation cannot be gotten otherwise. The PSC has a large room devoted to spinograph work, two darkrooms for large size, the latest darkroom equipment, such as Eastman's developing tank and a professional printing machine for printing photos from the negatives. The THE YEAR THAT WAS 1912 PETERS The Griffn Table, courtesy Palmer College Archives
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