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Chiropractic Journal of Australia : CJA December 2013
154 Chiropractic Journal of Australia Volume 43 Number 4 December 2013 a radius travel of only eighty degrees. The table is on roller bearings and can easily be moved. Guaranteed for 5 years against mechanical defects, weight 200 lbs, with full leather cushions and Nickel Plated it sold for $150, some $100 cheaper than BJ's Hy-Lo. (Styles Angle Table. The Chiropractor 1913;9(6):63.) On 26 July 1913 B.J. advised the profession that he had purchased all rights and claims to the Stiles Hy-Lo Adjusting Table which had been advertised in The Chiropractor. The Palmer Hy-Lo was raised and lowered by air pressure. The Stiles Table is raised by a pair of springs working on a sector. Gravitation takes the patient down, winds the spring; loosen the same and the patient rises to the upright position. The nature of the principle involved and its necessary manufacture made it impossible to sell the Palmer Hy-Lo at less. The very manner and construction and the principle upon which the Styles is based means that we can sell the Stiles Hy-Lo at $125 and not raise the price. The Palmer Hy-Lo, for a table of its kind, cannot be beaten at any cost. The Stiles Hy-Lo is lighter in weight, movable from place to place (because of no connection for power) and will not tip sideways or from end to end. If asked for a candid opinion, I would say the Stiles Hy-Lo would be my preference; cost, weight, movability, use, character and serviceability, considered. We now have a table that is 500pounds lighter in weight; on castors and can be moved from room to room; it does, of its own accord what The Palmer Hy-Lo depended upon air pressure to do. Having succeeded in getting that which we dreamed, it practically made The Palmer Hy-Lo an impossibility, so far as a ready sale was concerned. We have no regrets in the passing of The Palmer Hy-Lo. It is the best Hy-Lo possible at any cost and under any principle, but its cost was greater than the feld considered advisable. I shall use one in my Private Offce because of the pride in its originality. But I shall also equip our clinic platform with the Stiles Hy-Lo Table.102 X-Ray Department James Steele, DC, PhC, in charge of the spinography department reported that "each negative made at the PSC spinography department is recorded and fled for future reference, and reading is made and recorded on envelope in which negative is fled. A student or patient can view their negative at any time. Our view case shows over 200 negatives, and we have over 6,000 negatives on fle.” "The unit installed is the Scheidel-Western Radiographic Special "16" Coil. Visitors to the PSC spend hours looking over spinographical negatives, and students find them invaluable, as the negatives disclosed many conditions which they would not fnd otherwise, and many a patient has been thankful that they had spinograph work done, as later results proved." "We have negatives from 5"x7" to 16"x20", and are in a position to prove to any one that subluxations do exist in the spinal column, and that they can be adjusted.” "Students are taught all the practical points about the machine, dark room work, to develop the negatives and how to read the negative. Also the making of stereographs which may be important in locating the position of foreign bodies."103 UNIVERSAL CHIROPRACTORS' ASSOCIATION The UCA Convention and Palmer Homecoming was scheduled for the last week of August 1913. The Convention took place in the auditorium of The Times building while Homecoming events were centred at the Palmer School where special lectures were being held. The X-ray Department made some 5,000 x-ray plates available for viewing and James Steele, the man in charge of this department was kept busy all week taking new spinographs.105 Faculty members scheduled to lecture were B.J. Palme, James Steele, H.E. Vedder, Steve Burich, J.C. Wishart, James Firth, Mabel Palmer, A.A. Finkelstein, A.B. Hender and Lieut.-Governor Tom Morris.106 Perhaps the highlight of Homecoming was a mock trial. 'Pud' Wilson, of Brooklyn, Iowa, was charged under the laws of Iowa with "Practising Medicine without a License." This trial, mock in fact, but real in action, gave chiropractors an insight into court procedure. Judge Louis Roddewig, of Davenport, presided. National counsel for the UCA, Morris & Hartwell arrayed themselves against each other. Mr Morris appeared as prosecutor, while Hartwell appeared for the defense. The case was tried before a jury of men not familiar with chiropractic, and an unbiased decision was to be given. The trial lasted all of Thursday and Friday, morning, afternoon and evening sessions. The verdict returned was "not B.J. and UCA Counsel, Hartwell and Morris Courtesy Palmer College Archives THE YEAR THAT WAS 1913 PETERS
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