The Chiropractor’s Protégé Hardcover

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The Chiropractor’s Protégé: The Untold Story of Oakley G. Smith’s Journey with D.D. Palmer in Chiropractic’s Founding Years by Dr. Timothy J. Faulkner, and edited by Simon Senzon and Alana Callender, documents the life of one of the first chiropractors. O.G. Smith spent more time with D.D. Palmer than any other student besides B.J. Palmer. Over the course of nearly four years, Smith played an important role in the birth of chiropractic as a science. Based on Smith’s journals, letters, advertisements, and other rare documents, Timothy J. Faulkner provides a new glimpse into the earliest moments of chiropractic’s formation. Through rare photographs and first-hand accounts, many of which have never been published before Faulkner shares Oakley G. Smith with the reader. The book is a treasure and includes photos of D.D. Palmer that were found along with Smith’s journal as well as stories and anecdotes about the founder of chiropractic that are refreshing and fascinating. This book is a unique contribution to the history of chiropractic.

Description

The Chiropractor’s Protégé: The Untold Story of Oakley Smith’s Journey with D.D. Palmer in Chiropractic’s Founding Years, is an introduction to chiropractic history for students and doctors of chiropractic. It may also serve as a text for other disciplines that seek to understand the historical emergence of chiropractic. The book is organized chronologically and grouped into five main parts; Starting the Journey, The Protégé Emerges, Student and Teacher as Partners, Professional Conflicts, and The First Napravit. Each chapter contains primary source materials including journal entries, letters, newspaper accounts, and photos. Excerpts from Smith’s journals and several additional letters are included as appendices. Many of the photos in this book are not found elsewhere. This book not only updates the chiropractic literature by establishing new facts but it sets a new standard for chiropractic historical scholarship. This text offers an objective view of the early history rooted in primary source material.

Contents

Part I Starting the Journey

Chapter 1 Smith Family History
Chapter 2 The Apprentice
Chapter 3 More Education

Part II The Protégé Emerges

Chapter 4 The First Chiropractic Convention
Chapter 5 On His Own and Defining Sub-luxation
Chapter 6 Plagiarizing D.D. Palmer and Sub-luxation
Chapter 7 Oakley’s Testimonials
Chapter 8 The First Chiropractic Illustrator
Chapter 9 The Other Literature: Langworthy and B.J
Chapter 10 Letters, Tables, and Hepburn
Chapter 11 The Storey Story
Chapter 12 Letters, Friends, and Paxson
Chapter 13 Brother Kiros

Part III Student & Teacher as Partners

Chapter 14 Going West and Testimonials in 1903
Chapter 15 The Palmer Chiropractic School: Santa Barbara
Chpater 16 Santa Barbara Students and Letters
Chapter 17 Leaving California
Chapter 18 Chicago

Part IV Chiropractic Conflicts

Chapter 19 Leaving Palmer for the ASC
Chapter 20 Smith’s Locometer and Langworthy’s Tables
Chapter 21 School Announcements
Chapter 22 Politics
Chapter 23 Expert Witness
Chapter 24 Professional Turmoil

Part V The First Naprapath

Chapter 25 Modernized Chiropractic
Chapter 26 Subluxation and IVF Research
Chapter 27 A New Profession Emerges
Chapter 28 A Life Well Lived

Appendix

Appendix 1 Journal Entries: December 1896 to June 1897
Appendix 2 Journal Entries: July 1898 to July 1899
Appendix 3 Journal Entries: July 1899 to January 1902
Appendix 4 Letters to Smith from 1900 & 1901

Additional information

ISBN

978-0-692-89446-0

Edition

First Edition

Publisher

Association for the History of Chiropractic

Published

May 4, 2017

Binding

Hardcover

Dimensions

6 inches wide by 9 inches tall