Chiropractic has a rich and vivid history filled with dynamic people, memorable events and anecdotes. Below are some of the important dates, events, and people that define our profession.
September 18, 1895, Davenport, IA: Dr D.D. Palmer delivers the first chiropractic adjustment to Mr. Harvey Lillard, a janitor who lost his hearing 17 years prior after a fall on a sidewalk. After receiving his adjustment, Mr. Lillard walked to a window and heard a bird chirping.
1918 Flu Epidemic: a healthy bubble of lower infection rate appears on the map around Davenport, IA where the Palmer Clinic is located
August 1964: Dr. Sid E. Williams begins the Dynamic Essentials (DE) seminar series. DE has helped train, educate and inspire thousands of Chiropractors for over 50 years.