I remember him as a bigot and outlandishly vulgar person. At an early age, I lived for 18 months in an apartment on Brady Street, directly across from the Palmer School of Chiropractic when my father was a student there in the late 1930s. One day I saw B.J. approach and spit in the face of two students who were walking on the sidewalk near "Lit'le Bit of Heaven." I could not understand this and asked my dad what could cause such behavior. I was told that B.J. vehemently hated Jews and so acted on occasion -- yet he would accept their tuition. It was common knowledge that B.J., like Charles Lindbergh, openly supported Hitler in the 1930s.
The social class he had was absorbed by association with his stylish, charming, educated, and widely loved wife, Mabel. Although they remained married for 45 years, it was in name only for about half that time. He was not a skilled adjuster: Mabel's cervical spine was destroyed by traumatic arthritis from his poor technic.
This reminds me of all the students and students' friends, family members, and significant others getting bad backs from the student clinic.
This old post about BJ traumatizing his wife's spine so well underscores how a chiropractic "expert" isn't an expert at all (or expert in nothing, I suppose). It's the way the whole field works..."experts" are made through marketing and political posturing...not through intellectual achievements. Afterall, not even BJ knew what he was doing.
There is no doubt that iconoclast B.J. was a skilled salesman, but he never started or maintained a chiropractic practice or established a chiropractic college. He lacked formal education, but he was not "dumb." He passionately emulated P.T. Barnum and Elbert Hubbard. His writings were self-published, but his worshipers bought them despite their price or substance. He sermonized frequently, but his peers did not consider him an educator -- except in promoting his dogmatic doctrinaires through mesmerizing rhetoric
B.J. knew how to hypnotize an audience, and how to use this to make himself rich. A graduate was not considered a "specific, pure, unadulterated chiropractor" unless he left Lyceum with a life-size bust and a half dozen portraits "in various thought poses" of the overseer of the Fountainhead.
dc2rn2013: Warning to all wannabe bloggers attacking me: Your comments are not anonymous and your identities are not shielded from this site. Comments that enter the realm of slander and liable will not be tolerated by this member. Choose your words wisely.
Nov 4, 2013 8:31:00 GMT -5
igotout: I feel like I am missing something here...
Nov 4, 2013 11:18:26 GMT -5
igotout: ok, nm... I guess I should venture a little deeper into the boards first.
Nov 4, 2013 11:26:37 GMT -5
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Nov 15, 2013 9:45:51 GMT -5
healing, finally: A chiropractor has been the only physician in my 50+ years to heal me of chronic illness. He practices functional medicine, in alignment with Rankin/Pert/Lipton/Weil/Northrup. Wake up DCs and hone your message!
Nov 29, 2013 9:53:08 GMT -5
healing, finally: HealthSource and The Joint? Get as far away from them, as fast as you can.
Nov 29, 2013 9:54:02 GMT -5
whatamistake: a chiro is no physician
Dec 3, 2013 12:01:46 GMT -5
nmsdc: Pseudoscience quack chiro = Rankin/Pert/Lipton/Weil/Northrup + "functional med"; which cures nothing
Dec 3, 2013 19:51:15 GMT -5
"Go go go go chiro-practic" : Enter your reply here...
Dec 4, 2013 16:49:55 GMT -5
madamca: "Go Go Go Go chiro-practic"--- we need a commercial and a jingle...and advertisement during the super bowl.
Dec 4, 2013 16:51:55 GMT -5
Jim the DC: I read a lot of crybaby crap here by losers who because they couldn't make it in chiropractic, start slamming the schools and their teachers. These idiots are a minority in the chiropractic field who just didn't have the ability to succeed.
Dec 5, 2013 16:51:50 GMT -5
igoutout: An amazingly professional comment. Way to stay above the fray there, Doc...
Dec 5, 2013 17:54:21 GMT -5
jimdc: Just interested in expressing my opinion there igoutout. Are you a chiropractor, and are you actually in practice? Having been a chiropractor now for 36 years, I have read all sorts of things like I see on this site. What's your story?
Dec 6, 2013 8:54:27 GMT -5
igoutout: and opinions are welcomed, I believe, as long as they are not simply of the "you all suck" variety. Probably best to start a thread rather than do that in the shoutbox though.
Dec 6, 2013 11:47:48 GMT -5
dcjim: You all suck and need to get out of your parent's basements
Dec 7, 2013 23:14:02 GMT -5
dcjim: Just kidding. I didn't mean it. I actually didn't even know my comment would go through. I actually wish you all luck and hope that everyone has a great year next year.
Dec 7, 2013 23:15:32 GMT -5