CPAP 1605 Week 7 - Chiropractic in the Early 1940s...

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Chiropractic in the Early 1940s Chiropractic in the Early 1940s 1940 – Allied Chiropractic Educational Institutes (ACEI) is formed Most chiropractic colleges band together to fight the “basic sciences requirement” Medical strategy to require “basic science examinations” for all health care providers Would have disqualified most chiropractors Nervo-scope developed Primary Gonstead analytical instrument
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Nervo-scope Nervo-scope Primary Gonstead bipole heat sensing instrument Utilized for “break analysis” rather than “graph pattern” Still in use today Note adjustable width pickup heads
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Chiropractic in the Early 1940s Chiropractic in the Early 1940s 1941 – Spears Hospital and Free Clinic for Poor Children opens May 1, 1941 200 bed “chiropractic hospital” in Denver, CO Is very successful, popular by 1950 December 8, 1941: US enters WWII Many schools are forced to close due to draft Chiropractors are not exempt, still cannot enter military medical corps
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Leo Spears, DC Leo Spears, DC Built 230-bed hospital during WWII Named first wing the “Will Carver Wing” after BJ declined Spears’ request name it after him Fought unsuccessfully to get chiropractic care included in VA Benefits Act after WWII
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Dr. Herb Reaver Dr. Herb Reaver The Most Jailed Chiropractor The Most Jailed Chiropractor Herbert Reaver, DC, PSC ’28 (“Doc”) 1906 – 1999 Practiced 1928 – 1999 (71 years) "Most jailed D.C. Tells His Story" Doc Reaver practiced in Cincinnati, Ohio Refused to obtain a “chiropractic” license from the Ohio Medical Board which oversaw the chiropractic profession Outspoken advocate of chiropractic, opponent of vaccinations
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Dr. Herb Reaver Dr. Herb Reaver The Jailbird The Jailbird
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Dr. Herb Reaver Dr. Herb Reaver The Most Jailed Chiropractor The Most Jailed Chiropractor 1943 – Doc Reaver began to get arrested Arrested twelve times from 1943 – 1950 Sometimes a paddy wagon or uniformed policeman came to his office to pick him up Sometimes he just got a call from the prosecutor's office, informing him that they had a warrant for his arrest, and would he please come down and turn himself in… All very civilized and proper
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Dr. Herb Reaver Dr. Herb Reaver The Most Jailed Chiropractor The Most Jailed Chiropractor Doc would then call the bondsman to come down and sign a bond for his release He would return next morning for his hearing They (Doc and his bondsman) would appear in court, asking for a continuance, which was routinely granted Then Doc would contact the ICA and arrange for general counsel to come to court with him and plead "not guilty”
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Dr. Herb Reaver Dr. Herb Reaver The Most Jailed Chiropractor The Most Jailed Chiropractor Dr. Reaver comments, however, that the worst part of the whole situation was the fact that, “the next day's newspapers would headline my arrest, which became increasingly hard to explain to patients.”
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Dr. Herb Reaver
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CPAP 1605 Week 7 - Chiropractic in the Early 1940s...

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