Palmera Kabana

This week we would like to feature a prominent woman in chiropractic history, Dr. Palmera Kabana!












Dr. Kabana was born to two practicing chiropractors in 1921 and named in honor of the Palmer family. Her parents were active members of the chiropractic community, so she began attending Palmer Lyceums when she was 8 months old and was on a chiropractic path her entire life. She graduated from  Palmer School of Chiropractic in 1941 and practiced in Chicago with her parents before opening her own practice in 1948. She became a Fellow in the Palmer Academy of Chiropractic in 1964.

Young Palmera with her family at the Palmer Lyceum in 1922

Letter from B.J. on the birth of Palmera Kabana

















Dr. Kabana was an influential woman and throughout her career was honored with many awards and involved in several organizations including Sigma Phi Chi and the Quill Club at Palmer. She wrote many chiropractic articles that were published in Palmer’s periodical, The Chiropractor. She was the first woman chiropractor in Volusia County, FL and practiced until her retirement in 1989.

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