What better way to spend father’s day than to look at photographs and reflect on times spent with your father. D.D., B.J. and David D. Palmer had a close connection; they passed on the legacy of the Palmer School of Chiropractic to one another and in doing so, ensured the future of the chiropractic discipline.
In David D. Palmer’s memoirs, The Palmers, he reflects on fond memories of his father B.J. and how he taught him important life lessons. “I remembered the many disciplines imposed on me by my father throughout my youth. Most of all he wanted to be certain his only son would not be spoiled by his prominent parents.” (p.16)
These lessons were taught by providing David with numerous pets of varying kinds, which included a pair of white rabbits, a sea turtle, South American macaws and alligators. David was responsible in the upkeep of these animals and learned how to manage and take care of them.
He was also put to work at the Palmer School of Chiropractic as a hand-operator of the cage-like elevator, where David became better acquainted with the employees and students. In doing so, B.J. instilled “a very deep sense of accountability toward the PSC.” (p.25)
Come visit us to read more of Dr. David D. Palmer’s memoirs or to see his family photographs. We are open Monday-Friday, 8:30am-5:00pm. Special Services is located in L103, on the 1st floor of the David D. Palmer Health Sciences Library.