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BJ Palmer Private Clinic Davenport, IA, c. 1946

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Slide show prepared by Gary Golembiewski, D.C. as part of a historical presentation of BJ Palmer, and his private clinic in Davenport, IA. …

Slide show prepared by Gary Golembiewski, D.C. as part of a historical presentation of BJ Palmer, and his private clinic in Davenport, IA.
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  • 1845-1913
  • 8/14/1882-5/27/1961 (78yrs)
  • BJ Palmer, D.C., PhC center (Circle). To his right is Lyle Sherman, D.C.(director) and to his left is Kenneth Cronk,M.S.,D.C. (Director/lab)
  • “The Golden Era of Chiropractic”.
  • “The Golden Era of Chiropractic”.

  • Rooms at the entrance of the clinic.
  • Rooms at the entrance of the clinic.
  • President of The National Broadcasting Co. Painting on silk on right is a Tibetan 17th century museum piece.
  • President’s Office. On the desk is a dwarfed pine, “Ming Tree”. It is over 200 years old, lives and grows without water. Paintings on silk on wall are 17th century Chinese paintings, museum pieces, of the Emperor and Empress Dowager.
  • MD’s on staff would perform the medical case history and perform the physical examination and render a medical diagnosis. Blood and urine analysis were performed. Then referred to the chiropractor for analysis and adjustment to the upper cervical spine only.
  • Knee chest and side posture adjusting tables, resting chair. In the early 1950’s BJ Palmer went over to the side posture adjusting table.
  • Lead lined to keep out any waves of the electromagnetic spectrum.
  • Pattern analysis was used to determine when to adjust. The average number of adjustments in twenty eight (28) days was ONE!
  • HIO Toggle recoil on the knee chest adjusting table.
  • First L frame for alignment.
  • Cervical x-ray chair on ball bearings for easy movement of the patient.
  • Headclamps to stabilize the patient once he or she was positioned in a neutral position.



  • The Kuhn Protractorscope. By its use, mathematical measurements are used in comparing changed positions of vertebral subluxations before and after adjustment. All directions and angles are possible
  • Technician wears leaded glasses, heavily leaded apron and leaded gloves for his protection against long exposures.
  • Full spine and upper cervical specific x-ray view box’s.
  • Clinic professional work and conferences. Current case files. A large vault contains the thousands of old case files. Every case file is cross-card-indexed for instant reference. Our case librarian can refer to any case, or any history of any case almost instantly. It is frequently referred to by Chiropractors who have referred or are referring their cases here for research study.
  • Clinic professional work and conferences. Current case files. A large vault contains the thousands of old case files. Every case file is cross-card-indexed for instant reference. Our case librarian can refer to any case, or any history of any case almost instantly. It is frequently referred to by Chiropractors who have referred or are referring their cases here for research study.
  • Thirty seven in the clinic, Ambulance cot rest room, has no rest bed, because the ambulance cot substitutes.
  • Kennth Cronk,D.C.,M.S director





  • Postural Analysis.
  • Postural Analysis.

  • Pre/Post X-Rays.
  • Kenneth Cronk,D.C,M.S.director.
  • All patients receive pre/post tests.



  • One of the most extensive labs in the world.





  • BJ Palmer studied extensively real bones. He was particularly interested in the shapes of the occipital condyle’s and the foramen magnum (asymmetry).
  • Skull, atlas & axis. Calvarium removed. Transparency. This is a valuable specimen .Read the description first before studying specimen. Study specimen. Then read the description again. Study A-P as well as P-A. Laterals also reveal much. The small base, on which rests the glass jar, revolves on a larger base below. It turns hard purposely. After studying one direction, then revolve it slowly to another direction, until you have seen all four sides. But, always remember to change positions slowly.










































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    • 1. D. D. Palmer – Founder of the Chiropractic Profession BJ Palmer Private Chiropractic Clinic; Davenport, Iowa 1946
    • 2. B. J. Palmer – Developer of the Chiropractic Profession. BJ Palmer Private Chiropractic Clinic; Davenport, Iowa 1946
    • 3. BJ Palmer Private Clinic Staff... 1946 BJ Palmer Private Chiropractic Clinic; Davenport, Iowa 1946
    • 4. BJP Private Clinic Building on Palmer Campus Davenport, Iowa BJ Palmer Private Chiropractic Clinic; Davenport, Iowa 1946
    • 5. BJP Private Clinic Building on Palmer Campus Davenport, Iowa BJ Palmer Private Chiropractic Clinic; Davenport, Iowa 1946
    • 6. Ambulance would pick patients up from the Train Station. BJ Palmer Private Chiropractic Clinic; Davenport, Iowa 1946
    • 7. Main Entrance of Clinic BJ Palmer Private Chiropractic Clinic; Davenport, Iowa 1946
    • 8. Main Entrance of Clinic BJ Palmer Private Chiropractic Clinic; Davenport, Iowa 1946
    • 9. One of several Offices to manage BJ’s enterprises. BJ Palmer Private Chiropractic Clinic; Davenport, Iowa 1946
    • 10. One of several Offices to manage BJ’s enterprises. BJ Palmer Private Chiropractic Clinic; Davenport, Iowa 1946
    • 11. Another of BJ’s Private Offices BJ Palmer Private Chiropractic Clinic; Davenport, Iowa 1946
    • 12. Physical Exam Room BJ Palmer Private Chiropractic Clinic; Davenport, Iowa 1946
    • 13. Physical Exam Room BJ Palmer Private Chiropractic Clinic; Davenport, Iowa 1946
    • 14. NCM Reading and Adjusting Room BJ Palmer Private Chiropractic Clinic; Davenport, Iowa 1946
    • 15. Shielded, Grounded, NCM Reading Booth BJ Palmer Private Chiropractic Clinic; Davenport, Iowa 1946
    • 16. Shielded, Grounded, NCM Reading Booth BJ Palmer Private Chiropractic Clinic; Davenport, Iowa 1946
    • 17. Neurocalometers and Neurocalograph BJ Palmer Private Chiropractic Clinic; Davenport, Iowa 1946
    • 18. BJ Palmer Giving an Adjustment BJ Palmer Private Chiropractic Clinic; Davenport, Iowa 1946
    • 19. Precision Spinograph X-Ray equipment BJ Palmer Private Chiropractic Clinic; Davenport, Iowa 1946
    • 20. Precision Spinograph X-Ray equipment BJ Palmer Private Chiropractic Clinic; Davenport, Iowa 1946
    • 21. X-Ray Positioning Seat Unit BJ Palmer Private Chiropractic Clinic; Davenport, Iowa 1946
    • 22. Precise Patient Positioning BJ Palmer Private Chiropractic Clinic; Davenport, Iowa 1946
    • 23. State of the Art X-Ray Equipment BJ Palmer Private Chiropractic Clinic; Davenport, Iowa 1946
    • 24. State of the Art X-Ray Equipment BJ Palmer Private Chiropractic Clinic; Davenport, Iowa 1946
    • 25. X-Ray Dark Room and Viewing Room BJ Palmer Private Chiropractic Clinic; Davenport, Iowa 1946
    • 26. X-Ray Dark Room and Viewing Room BJ Palmer Private Chiropractic Clinic; Davenport, Iowa 1946
    • 27. The Kuhn ProtractorScope BJ Palmer Private Chiropractic Clinic; Davenport, Iowa 1946
    • 28. The Kuhn ProtractorScope BJ Palmer Private Chiropractic Clinic; Davenport, Iowa 1946
    • 29. Fluoroscopy BJ Palmer Private Chiropractic Clinic; Davenport, Iowa 1946
    • 30. X-Ray Reading Room BJ Palmer Private Chiropractic Clinic; Davenport, Iowa 1946
    • 31. X-Ray Reading Room BJ Palmer Private Chiropractic Clinic; Davenport, Iowa 1946
    • 32. BJ’s Consultation Offices BJ Palmer Private Chiropractic Clinic; Davenport, Iowa 1946
    • 33. BJ’s Consultation Offices BJ Palmer Private Chiropractic Clinic; Davenport, Iowa 1946
    • 34. The After Adjustment Resting Rooms BJ Palmer Private Chiropractic Clinic; Davenport, Iowa 1946
    • 35. The After Adjustment Resting Rooms BJ Palmer Private Chiropractic Clinic; Davenport, Iowa 1946
    • 36. The Chemical Laboratory BJ Palmer Private Chiropractic Clinic; Davenport, Iowa 1946
    • 37. The Metabolism Test Laboratory BJ Palmer Private Chiropractic Clinic; Davenport, Iowa 1946
    • 38. Audiocardiograph, Electrocardiograph, Electrocardiophone BJ Palmer Private Chiropractic Clinic; Davenport, Iowa 1946
    • 39. Audiocardiograph, Electrocardiograph, Electrocardiophone BJ Palmer Private Chiropractic Clinic; Davenport, Iowa 1946
    • 40. Shielded, grounded recording Heartometer laboratory BJ Palmer Private Chiropractic Clinic; Davenport, Iowa 1946
    • 41. Animal Laboratory BJ Palmer Private Chiropractic Clinic; Davenport, Iowa 1946
    • 42. Microscopic Laboratory BJ Palmer Private Chiropractic Clinic; Davenport, Iowa 1946
    • 43. Conturgraphometer BJ Palmer Private Chiropractic Clinic; Davenport, Iowa 1946
    • 44. Conturgraphometer BJ Palmer Private Chiropractic Clinic; Davenport, Iowa 1946
    • 45. Photographic Studio BJ Palmer Private Chiropractic Clinic; Davenport, Iowa 1946
    • 46. Comparative Spinographic Color Graph Laboratory BJ Palmer Private Chiropractic Clinic; Davenport, Iowa 1946
    • 47. Biological Chemical Laboratory BJ Palmer Private Chiropractic Clinic; Davenport, Iowa 1946
    • 48. Blood Test Laboratory BJ Palmer Private Chiropractic Clinic; Davenport, Iowa 1946
    • 49. Chemical Research Laboratory BJ Palmer Private Chiropractic Clinic; Davenport, Iowa 1946
    • 50. Chemical Research Laboratory BJ Palmer Private Chiropractic Clinic; Davenport, Iowa 1946
    • 51. 128 separate forms are used to record all the information gathered during the patient’s stay at the BJ Clinic. BJ Palmer Private Chiropractic Clinic; Davenport, Iowa 1946
    • 52. Osteological Laboratory. The finest Specimen Collection in the World! BJ Palmer Private Chiropractic Clinic; Davenport, Iowa 1946
    • 53. Osteological Laboratory. The finest Specimen Collection in the World! BJ Palmer Private Chiropractic Clinic; Davenport, Iowa 1946
    • 54. Over 19,000 Human Bone Specimens BJ Palmer Private Chiropractic Clinic; Davenport, Iowa 1946
    • 55. Full Spines and Skeletons BJ Palmer Private Chiropractic Clinic; Davenport, Iowa 1946
    • 56. Full Spines and Skeletons BJ Palmer Private Chiropractic Clinic; Davenport, Iowa 1946
    • 57. More Bones BJ Palmer Private Chiropractic Clinic; Davenport, Iowa 1946
    • 58. More Bones BJ Palmer Private Chiropractic Clinic; Davenport, Iowa 1946
    • 59. Even MORE Bones BJ Palmer Private Chiropractic Clinic; Davenport, Iowa 1946
    • 60. Even MORE Bones BJ Palmer Private Chiropractic Clinic; Davenport, Iowa 1946
    • 61. Skulls A-Plenty BJ Palmer Private Chiropractic Clinic; Davenport, Iowa 1946
    • 62. The Specific Subluxation Wet Specimen BJ Palmer Private Chiropractic Clinic; Davenport, Iowa 1946
    • 63. Coffin, Mummy and Full body X-Ray of Egyptian Princess Merit-Aton BJ Palmer Private Chiropractic Clinic; Davenport, Iowa 1946
    • 64. Coffin, Mummy and Full body X-Ray of Egyptian Princess Merit-Aton BJ Palmer Private Chiropractic Clinic; Davenport, Iowa 1946
    • 65. Rehabilitation Laboratory BJ Palmer Private Chiropractic Clinic; Davenport, Iowa 1946
    • 66. Rehabilitation Laboratory BJ Palmer Private Chiropractic Clinic; Davenport, Iowa 1946
    • 67. Rehab Lab: Precision Weight Scale BJ Palmer Private Chiropractic Clinic; Davenport, Iowa 1946
    • 68. Rehabilitation Laboratory BJ Palmer Private Chiropractic Clinic; Davenport, Iowa 1946
    • 69. Rehabilitation Laboratory BJ Palmer Private Chiropractic Clinic; Davenport, Iowa 1946
    • 70. Rehabilitation Laboratory BJ Palmer Private Chiropractic Clinic; Davenport, Iowa 1946
    • 71. Rehabilitation Laboratory BJ Palmer Private Chiropractic Clinic; Davenport, Iowa 1946
    • 72. Rehab Lab: Neck muscle developer and forearm developer BJ Palmer Private Chiropractic Clinic; Davenport, Iowa 1946
    • 73. Rehab Lab: Neck muscle developer and forearm developer BJ Palmer Private Chiropractic Clinic; Davenport, Iowa 1946
    • 74. Rehab Lab: Treadmill and Push- Pull Leg Developer BJ Palmer Private Chiropractic Clinic; Davenport, Iowa 1946
    • 75. Rehab Lab: Treadmill and Push- Pull Leg Developer BJ Palmer Private Chiropractic Clinic; Davenport, Iowa 1946
    • 76. Rehab Lab: Mechanical Horse. This is the ONLY apparatus that has it’s own power supply. BJ Palmer Private Chiropractic Clinic; Davenport, Iowa 1946
    • 77. Rehab Lab: Kiddy-cars to re-train the paralyzed to walk. Upper arm developer. BJ Palmer Private Chiropractic Clinic; Davenport, Iowa 1946
    • 78. Rehab Lab: Kiddy-cars to re-train the paralyzed to walk. Upper arm developer. BJ Palmer Private Chiropractic Clinic; Davenport, Iowa 1946
    • 79. Rehab Lab: Shoulder and Back Developer BJ Palmer Private Chiropractic Clinic; Davenport, Iowa 1946
    • 80. Rehab Lab: Spirometer Lung developer and Arm Developer BJ Palmer Private Chiropractic Clinic; Davenport, Iowa 1946
    • 81. Rehab Lab: Spirometer Lung developer and Arm Developer BJ Palmer Private Chiropractic Clinic; Davenport, Iowa 1946
    • 82. Rehab Lab: Climbing Bars BJ Palmer Private Chiropractic Clinic; Davenport, Iowa 1946
    • 83. Ambulance Cots, Crutches, Canes, and Wheelchairs BJ Palmer Private Chiropractic Clinic; Davenport, Iowa 1946
    • 84. Palm Court BJ Palmer Private Chiropractic Clinic; Davenport, Iowa 1946
    • 85. Palm Court BJ Palmer Private Chiropractic Clinic; Davenport, Iowa 1946
    • 86. Floor of Palm Court BJ Palmer Private Chiropractic Clinic; Davenport, Iowa 1946
    • 87. Floor of Palm Court BJ Palmer Private Chiropractic Clinic; Davenport, Iowa 1946
    • 88. 2000 Gallon Fish Aquarium is 47 feet long BJ Palmer Private Chiropractic Clinic; Davenport, Iowa 1946
    • 89. Mounted Fish Collection BJ Palmer Private Chiropractic Clinic; Davenport, Iowa 1946
    • 90. Mounted Fish Collection BJ Palmer Private Chiropractic Clinic; Davenport, Iowa 1946
    • 91. Eskimo Artifacts BJ Palmer Private Chiropractic Clinic; Davenport, Iowa 1946
    • 92. Clinic Assembly Hall: Sword and Blade Collection BJ Palmer Private Chiropractic Clinic; Davenport, Iowa 1946
    • 93. Collection of Beheading Axes BJ Palmer Private Chiropractic Clinic; Davenport, Iowa 1946
    • 94. Clinic Assembly Hall BJ Palmer Private Chiropractic Clinic; Davenport, Iowa 1946
    • 95. Clinic Assembly Hall BJ Palmer Private Chiropractic Clinic; Davenport, Iowa 1946
    • 96. Electroencephaloneuromentimpograph Research Laboratory BJ Palmer Private Chiropractic Clinic; Davenport, Iowa 1946
    • 97. Electroencephaloneuromentimpograph Shielded, Grounded Booths BJ Palmer Private Chiropractic Clinic; Davenport, Iowa 1946
    • 98. Electroencephaloneuromentimpograph Shielded, Grounded Booths BJ Palmer Private Chiropractic Clinic; Davenport, Iowa 1946
    • 99. Electroencephaloneuromentimpograph Electronics BJ Palmer Private Chiropractic Clinic; Davenport, Iowa 1946
    • 100. Electroencephaloneuromentimpograph Electronics BJ Palmer Private Chiropractic Clinic; Davenport, Iowa 1946
    • 101. Electroencephaloneuromentimpograph Electrodes detect 5 points of nerve energy simultaneously BJ Palmer Private Chiropractic Clinic; Davenport, Iowa 1946
    • 102. Electroencephaloneuromentimpograph Electrodes detect 5 points of nerve energy simultaneously BJ Palmer Private Chiropractic Clinic; Davenport, Iowa 1946
    • 103. Electroencephaloneuromentimpograph BJ Palmer Private Chiropractic Clinic; Davenport, Iowa 1946
    • 104. Electroencephaloneuromentimpograph BJ Palmer Private Chiropractic Clinic; Davenport, Iowa 1946
    • 105. Keeler Polygraph Lie Detector BJ Palmer Private Chiropractic Clinic; Davenport, Iowa 1946
    • 106. Keeler Polygraph Lie Detector BJ Palmer Private Chiropractic Clinic; Davenport, Iowa 1946
    • 107. Keeler Polygraph Lie Detector BJ Palmer Private Chiropractic Clinic; Davenport, Iowa 1946
    • 108. Keeler Polygraph Lie Detector BJ Palmer Private Chiropractic Clinic; Davenport, Iowa 1946
    • 109. Entrance to Clinic Gardens “A Little Bit O’ Heaven” BJ Palmer Private Chiropractic Clinic; Davenport, Iowa 1946
    • 110. Entrance to Clinic Gardens “A Little Bit O’ Heaven” BJ Palmer Private Chiropractic Clinic; Davenport, Iowa 1946
    • 111. Clinic Gardens: Fountains and Ponds BJ Palmer Private Chiropractic Clinic; Davenport, Iowa 1946
    • 112. Clinic Gardens: Fountains and Ponds BJ Palmer Private Chiropractic Clinic; Davenport, Iowa 1946
    • 113. Clinic Gardens: Relaxation area under canopy. BJ Palmer Private Chiropractic Clinic; Davenport, Iowa 1946
    • 114. Clinic Gardens: Stone Carp BJ Palmer Private Chiropractic Clinic; Davenport, Iowa 1946
    • 115. Clinic Gardens: Sundial and Animals BJ Palmer Private Chiropractic Clinic; Davenport, Iowa 1946
    • 116. Clinic Gardens: Sundial and Animals BJ Palmer Private Chiropractic Clinic; Davenport, Iowa 1946
    • 117. Clinic Gardens: Buddhas BJ Palmer Private Chiropractic Clinic; Davenport, Iowa 1946
    • 118. Clinic Gardens: Buddhas BJ Palmer Private Chiropractic Clinic; Davenport, Iowa 1946
    • 119. Clinic Gardens: Chinese Maiden BJ Palmer Private Chiropractic Clinic; Davenport, Iowa 1946
    • 120. Clinic Gardens: Chinese Maiden BJ Palmer Private Chiropractic Clinic; Davenport, Iowa 1946
    • 121. Clinic Gardens: Sculptures BJ Palmer Private Chiropractic Clinic; Davenport, Iowa 1946
    • 122. Clinic Gardens: Sculptures BJ Palmer Private Chiropractic Clinic; Davenport, Iowa 1946
    • 123. Clear View Sanitarium A Chiropractic “Mental Hospital” in Davenport, Iowa. BJ Palmer Private Chiropractic Clinic; Davenport, Iowa 1946
    • 124. Clear View Sanitarium A Chiropractic “Mental Hospital” in Davenport, Iowa. BJ Palmer Private Chiropractic Clinic; Davenport, Iowa 1946