Green Book Excerpts

“One Conflict” by Dr. B.J. Palmer

The following is an excerpt out of the Green Book Volume XXXIII, also known as Fame and Fortune, by B.J. Palmer. “Medical men admit God on Sunday, admit “nature cures” other six days, in theory, and deny BOTH seven days of week when THEY prescribe pills, powders, potions, prescriptions, and injections, thinking SUBSTANCE THINGS from [...]

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Historical Doctors’ Grudge Match: B.J. Palmer vs Charles Mayo

By L. Ted Frigard, DC, PhC In the early 20th century, Dr. Charles Mayo, physician, surgeon, and co-founder of the famed Mayo Brothers Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, brought his wife for treatment to the Dr. B.J. Palmer Chiropractic Research Clinic in Davenport, Iowa. Dr. Mayo had taken his wife to other physicians, including doctors in [...]

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Germs Are Scavengers

Once again, straight out of Volume I – The Science of Chiropractic, it is the man himself, Dr. B.J. Palmer. “All therapeutics, with very few exceptions, occupy the ridiculous position that malposition (subluxation) of the articular surfaces of the joints, more especially of the vertebral column, do not exist.” “There is as much difference between [...]

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11 Links to Help You Remember B.J. Palmer’s Birthday

Many of us in the chiropractic profession remember the great B.J. Palmer on his birthday each year on September 10th. B. J. Palmer revolutionized the chiropractic profession with HIO and with his volumnous writings entitled the green books. He even saved the radio industry from collapsing long ago. Here are some B.J. Palmer-related links from [...]

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B.J. Palmer’s Ladder of Success

Since this coming weekend, hundreds of chiropractic students around the country will be taking National Boards, I thought it would be fitting to post B.J. Palmer’s Ladder of Success. 100%–I did 90%–I will 80%–I can 70%–I think I can 60%–I might 50%–I think I might 40%–What is it? 30%–I wish I could 20%–I don’t know [...]

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Science is Knowing, Art is Doing, Philosophy is Intelligence

The following is an excerpt from Volume I: The Science of Chiropractic by B.J. Palmer. Enjoy! A PHILOSOPHY GROWS AS ITS CO-RELATED DISCOVERIES AND INVENTIONS INCREASE No science bursts forth complete on its first formulation. It must make, its slow advance from fact to theory and hypothesis, thence back to more facts to be explained [...]

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Curing, Healing, Sun Rising, and Sun Setting

The following is an excerpt from The Science of Chiropractic by B.J. Palmer, the developer of Chiropractic. Enjoy! “TO CURE OR HEAL” The public mind, in connection with Chiropractic, wrongfully use the Allopathic sign boards, “cure” and “heal.” It is difficult to break away from the use of words which we have used all our [...]

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B.J. Palmer: Small Things Are Large

I thought it would be nice to add a little chiropractic philosophy to everyone’s day by posting some words from the man himself, B.J. Palmer. This is a section of Chapter 1 in Volume XVIII, otherwise known as The Subluxation Specific-The Adjustment Specific. “A slip on the sidewalk, in winter, is a SMALL thing. It [...]

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Chiropractic Cannot Be Taught By Mail

More quotes today from Dr. B.J. Palmer out of his first volume, The Science of Chiropractic. Enjoy! “It is just as difficult to teach the essential principles and adjustment of Chiropractic to a doctor as others. It takes months to learn to adjust under a personal instructor. The student must be shown the abnormal in [...]

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The Killing of Hundreds in the Hospitals

This week, it’s more  B.J. Palmer from Volume I – The Science of Chiropractic. Enjoy! “For a Chiropractor to injure one person, even to the causing of piles, is awful and should prevent many from going to them. But the killing of hundreds in the hospitals seems to have a fascinating influence on others, who [...]

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