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National Dog Day!

In celebration of National Dog Day, we wanted to to talk a little bit about St. Benedict, more often than not referred to as Big Ben, the Palmer’s beloved St. Bernard! David Palmer talks about Big Ben in his book, The Palmers. Apparently, Big Ben had his run of the campus! He would wander in and out of classrooms, and…

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Fleet’s Spinal Demonstrator

We recently had a request regarding the Fleet’s Spinal Demonstrator, one of which can be seen in Vickie Ann Palmer Hall! Dr. Thurman Fleet was the creator of the Concept-Therapy approach to Chiropractic. He believed that “each individual is a triune being – consisting of a body, mind, and soul. Further, it [C-T] teaches that any of these parts can…

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The Story of the Palmer Crest

In ‘The Science of Chiropractic‘ B.J. Palmer writes that there are 45 different coat of arms that have been given to the Palmer family throughout history, and the one they have adopted was a reproduction of one of their ancestors, Geoffrey Palmer, who was a baronet in the year 1760. B.J. notes that the arms are “sable, meaning the color black in…

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Bix 7

The Bix 7 race is coming up this weekend, so we’re highlighting some of the items we have pertaining to Palmer and it’s relationship with the Bix. Above you can see highly coveted invitations to the staff skywalk breakfast gathering that is held every year. They really got creative with some of these, including one with a mylar balloon in…

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WOC/WHO Tall Corn Sweepstakes

David Palmer wrote in his book, The Palmers, that his father, B.J. was “always a man for a play on words”, and in order to “substantiate his statement of “Where the tall corn grows” both radio stations in Des Moines and Davenport held tall corn contests. They even had people send their tall corn stalks to Davenport and they were erected…

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Palmer Flying Club

The Palmer Flying Club started in 1958 and was one of the most popular clubs and had an extensive waiting list from the start. The club was started to provide students who were interested in flying with an inexpensive opportunity to become a pilot!  Some of the organizations that helped make it possible for Palmer to have it’s own flying…

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Florida Campus Library News!

It has been a busy 6 months since the David D. Palmer Health Sciences Library – Florida was remodeled and reopened and there have already been so many transformational changes and upgrades to our Library that an update is already long overdue.   One of the remodel’s goals was to make sure the library became a focal point of activity…

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Public Services

The start of a new trimester means a quick refresher course on what services the 3rd floor of the Davenport campus David D. Palmer Health Sciences Library can offer to the Palmer Community. Steve is here to help us out! From the Checkout Desk Steve is able to search the library catalog for books, journals, or A/V materials like DVDs.    …

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Take a Trip Around the Hierarchy of Evidence

Have you tried Trip? TRIP (Turning Research Into Practice) is a “clinical search engine” designed to provide quick answers to clinical scenarios. If you are new to the concept of evidence-based practice, you will definitely want to try Trip! One of the best features of Trip is that it’s based on the hierarchy of evidence. When you search Trip, it’s…

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‘Twildo: The Abode for Natural Furniture and Natural People

Have you ever heard of a place called ‘Twildo? It is described in an early 1920’s P.S.C. Annual Announcement publication as, “a rustic court at the vast institution which has made Davenport the “Chiropractic City”.”  It was located between the Administration building and the Classroom building where Friendship court is now. It was essentially a student hangout and was considered a…