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Historical figures in chiropractic deserving Bios
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The following individuals are Historic figures in the profession of Chiropractic. Their passing left a void. This list is for those deserving a Bio on WikiChiro and not yet done.
- Fred Barge, DC: authored several books on chiropractic, with subject matter ranging from philosophy to practice management. He was elected President of the International Chiropractor's Association in 1988.
- Russell Gibbons, B.A.: historian who wrote many articles on chiropractic and its practitioners. Founder of the journal Chiropractic History.
- Henri Gillet, DC: practiced in Belgium and developed the Motion Palpation technique of chiropractic in response to the Belgium government making it illegal for chiropractors to take x-rays.
- Earl Homewood, DC: President of CMCC; wrote "Neurodynamics of Vertebral Subluxation".
- Fred Illi, a Swiss chiropractor who was one of the most prominent pioneer chiropractic researchers of the first half of the 20th century, developing theories on the role of spinal biomechanics in the human body. He also worked along Joseph Janse at National College in Chicago.
- Hugh Logan, DC: founded a chiropractic technique (Logan Basic Technique) based on the theory that continuous pressure on a pelvic ligament with deep sensory reflex adjusts a spinal segment. Was also the founder and first president of the Logan College of Chiropractic.
- David D. Palmer, DC: the grandson of chiropractic's founder, assumed the presidency of Palmer School in 1961. An initial step toward accreditation was to change the name of the Palmer School of Chiropractic to Palmer College of Chiropractic. He then modernized the campus by renovating classrooms and installing modern teaching aids. Two other key contributions David made were establishing a non-profit status for Palmer College and organizing the Palmer College of Chiropractic International Alumni Association. After Dr. David's death in 1978, the College received accreditation from the Council on Chiropractic Education and the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.
- Mabel Heath Palmer, DC: the first woman in Chiropractic, she was a guiding influence in B.J. Palmer's life as his wife, and became a doctor of chiropractic in 1905. A recognized authority on anatomy, and an instructor at the school for more than 30 years, Mabel Palmer was a close and valued adviser to her husband in all phases of the chiropractic profession.
- Walter Wardwell, PhD: (1917 – 2005), sociologist and historian. Known for his lifelong interest and research in chiropractic, he wrote a definitive history of the profession, "Chiropractic: History and Evolution of a New Profession", and numerous articles on chiropractic, including "Social Factors in the Survival of Chiropractic: A Comparative View." He also wrote about where the chiropractic profession was headed.
- Clarence Weiant, DC, PhD: the first DC to also have a PhD (in anthropology). Worked at the Chiropractic Institute of New York (CINY), and published scientifically valid research promoting chiropractic, making him one of chiropractic's most important (and eloquent) spokesmen.
- John Wolfe, Sr., DC: Palmer College of Chiropractic graduate, who founded Northwestern Health Sciences University on June 2, 1941, an institution including a chiropractic college that includes an intense study of basic sciences. He served as president of the college for more than 40 years. 
- ↑ Barge Family Commemorative Site 
- ↑ ICA Archive: "Fred Barge" 
- ↑ Fohlmann, R: "My Homage to the Late Dr. Henry Gillet Spinal Fixations -- General Clinical Considerations.", Dynamic Chiropractic, Vol. 09, Issue 08, April 12, 1991 
- ↑ Douglas M Brown. A. Earl Homewood, DC, Chiropractic Educator J Can Chiropr Assoc. 1989 September; 33(3): 142–146.
- ↑ Phillips, R: "Constructive Discontent", Dynamic Chiropractic, Vol. 17, Issue 17, August 9, 1999 
- ↑ Keating, J: "One Hundred Years Ago in Chiropractic: The Long Trail of Persecution and Prosecution", Dynamic Chiropractic, Vol. 23, Issue 21, October 10, 2005 
- ↑ Editorial Staff:, "A Moment of Silence for Walter Wardwell, PhD", Dynamic Chiropractic, Vol. 23, Issue 09, April 23, 2005 
- ↑ Keating, J: "Remembering Clarence Weiant", Dynamic Chiropractic, Vol. 18, Issue 19, September 4, 2000 
- ↑ Northwestern College site 
- History of Chiropractic Archives - Clicking on "Personalities & Events" in the navigation pane takes you to a listing of directories.