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Chiropractic Journal of Australia : CJA December 2013
Chiropractic Journal of Australia Volume 43 Number 4 December 2013 151 THE YEAR THAT WAS 1913 PETERS Faculty Changes Steven J. Burich became a member of the faculty on 1 January 1913 while still a senior student.65 Abraham Abbey Finkelstein became a member of the faculty on 1 April 1913. He was a 1909 graduate. He took over the chair of physiology previously held by H.E. Vedder.66 Vedder had left on 1 March at the request of his father in order to manage his father's business in Tacoma, Washington. 67 John H. Craven, DD, DC, PhC became a member of the faculty in June 1913.65 A graduate of the Kansas Wesleyan University he was ordained minister in the Methodist Church. He had spent 11 years in the pastorate. He became the head of the Department of Chiropractic Philosophy, Faculty Secretary, School Chaplain, and would collaborate with B.J. in producing "Volume V, Chiropractic Philosophy" and would author "Chiropractic Orthopedy" and "Chiropractic Hygiene and Pediatrics." 68 . James McGinnis left the faculty for private practice in Lake City, Iowa, where he joined another past faculty member, C.R. McAdams, in practice.69 He was replaced by James Steele, DC, PhC during the year.70 (Both Finkelstein and Steele would be temporary replacement instructors) A professional course was started on 1 July for physicians and osteopaths to become chiropractors, lasting 4 months and teaching subjects which they had not been taught, including the latest adjustment procedures at a cost $200. Degree conferred was DC (Doctor of Chiropractic).78 A postgraduate course for chiropractors trained at any recognised chiropractic school desiring a broader and more advanced work, including the latest adjustment techniques at a cost of $100, including a Post Graduate Diploma.79 As many of Palmer graduates condemned the correspondence course this course was revamped and offered since 1 January 1913 as a Preparatory Course. 80 In one of his more sombre moods B.J. mused "there are more schools by ten times, teaching chiropractic in three months or under than over. There are twenty-four schools Steve Burich, Courtesy Peters-Chance Archives A.A. Finkelstein J. Steele Courtesy Palmer College Archives J.H. Craven, Courtesy Palmer College Archives
CJA September 2013