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 Chiropractic degree.
- She became an early faculty member at Palmer, and taught anatomy at Palmer for almost 40 years as well as being a mother to David Palmer.
- She wrote the Textbook on Anatomy in 1918.
- She was charter president of Sigma Phi Chi, as the first undergrad Chiropractic Sorority.
- She was elected president of Quota International and the Business and Professional Women’s Clubs of America.
- She was also an accomplished author who wrote about her travels around the world
Mabel was a valued adviser to B.J. Palmer throughout their entire lives, and throughout the different phases of the profession. She had a huge impact on the development of chiropractic, especially in promoting the profession to women.
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