New NBCE EBOOKS

Clinical Orthopedic Rehabilitation: A Team Approach – “Clinical Orthopaedic Rehabilitation, 4th Edition, helps today’s orthopaedic teams apply the most effective, evidence-based protocols for maximizing return to function following common sports injuries and post-surgical conditions.” Neurological Examination Made Easy – “Neurological clinical examinations are some of the most intimidating procedures medical students, junior doctors and residents have to perform. This book’s…

Founder’s Day 2020

Today we are celebrating 125 years of chiropractic!     Founder’s Day is a celebration at Palmer College of Chiropractic honoring D.D. Palmer, the founder of Chiropractic, and the first adjustment he made in 1895. Despite some uncertainty regarding the date of the first adjustment, we celebrate it on September 18 each year; click here to read more about Founder’s Day. We…

New EBooks From Palmer College Libraries

Palmer College Libraries has purchased access to numerous new Ebook titles in support of education and practice. All of these titles are searchable from the library website. Contact Erin with questions or comments erin.moore@palmer.edu | 563-884-5465 Available through vendor, Ebsco Jo Henry, Joe Eshleman, Richard Moniz. Cultivating Civility : Practical Ways to Improve a Dysfunctional Library. 2020. Dr. Tommy John, and Myatt…

Keep Smiling!

“The Keep Smiling Cards have come to be the distinctive emblem of the Chiropractic profession. There is scarcely a chiropractor who does not use these cards in some form…These cards are printed in the Chiropractic colors of purple and white and have a very striking appearance.”                            …

At Bat: Baseball and Chiropractic

Baseball is back! Chiropractic and baseball have had a strong association throughout the years! In “Baseball & Chiropractic: Maturing Together” (Chiropractic History, vol. 29., no. 1, 2009, pp. 15-18), Steven Parker, D.C., states: “. . . throughout the twentieth century, baseball’s professional athletes came to rely on chiropractic for both the treatment and prevention of injuries. Today, chiropractic has become…

The Searby Family

We recently had a request concerning the Searby family legend. In the 1922, Australians Mack and Dorothy Searby travelled across the United States, from Seattle to Davenport, Iowa, to visit B.J. Palmer at the Palmer School of Chiropractic with a two wheel cart carrying their children and belongings. They sold postcards and poems to newspapers and local people to fund…

Digitize This! – Palmer Yearbooks, 1946, 1949, and 1953

We now have the following yearbooks available to view and keyword search online as a Flipbook format: Palmer Yearbook, 1946 Palmer Yearbook, February 1949 Palmer Yearbook, 1953 Here are some fun highlights from each newly available yearbook:   1946 Snapshots, the Art Club of the P.S.C., and a poem by Grant Thompson called “The Halls of P.S.C.”      …

National Corn On The Cob Day

Today, June 11th is National Corn On The Cob Day and as such our focus is on all things corn!   Corny yearbook Our October 1923 yearbook is very corny indeed. Every page has a highly decorative yellow corn border:     WOC/WHO Tall Corn Competition     Did you know that both radio stations in Des Moines (WHO) and…

Happy Birthday, Mabel Palmer!

Today is Mabel Palmer’s Birthday! She was born on June 5th in Milan, Illinois. She was known as both the “First Lady of Chiropractic”, and the “Sweetheart of the Profession”. We wanted to highlight some of her life accomplishments: She received special training in Chicago for anatomy and dissection in 1906 and returned to Davenport to obtain her Doctor of…

D.D. Palmer at the World’s Fair

The World’s Fair in Chicago in 1893 was an historic event in American history and was attended by over 2 million people, including famous inventors, politicians, celebrities, and D.D. Palmer. In 1893 D.D. Palmer was practicing magnetic healing and selling goldfish out of his office in Davenport, Iowa. It was two years before the discovery of chiropractic, but he was…