The highlight of the conference was the presentation of the "Lee-Homewood" award to George McAndrews, chief legal counsel for the Wilk et al. plaintiffs in chiropractic's anti-trust lawsuit (1976-1989) against the AMA et al. Mr. McAndrews is now the general counsel for the American Chiropractic Association.
Attorney McAndrews Honored
The Lee-Homewood award is presented each year to an individual who has made a lifetime contribution to the chiropractic profession. Awarded during the joint luncheon of the AHC and the ACC, the presentation stimulated an extended standing ovation for Mr. McAndrews, whose long and strenuous labors against improbable odds produced a stunning legal victory for chiropractors in the United States.
Mr. McAndrews is currently leading the ACA's lawsuit against the Health Care Financing Administration's Medicare Part C regulations. The suit was filed in federal district court in November 1998.
The AHC conference provided an opportunity for chiropractors and friends of the profession to present and discuss a number of original historical investigations:
- In Search of the Elusive International College of Chiropractic in Lexington, Kentucky - John Willis, MA,DC, editor, Chiropractic History.
- Andrew Taylor Still: The Man, the Pioneer, the Educator and the Founder of Osteopathy - Robert Jackson,DC,ND.
- The Life and Times of Dr. Nell Williams, a Legacy of Distinction - Mildred Kimbrough,DC, vice president, Life University.
- Legacy of Radiology Residency of the Los Angeles College of Chiropractic Since 1978 - Kenneth Young, DC,DACBR, University of Glamorgan.
- History and Copyright in the Digital Millennium - Glenda Wiese,MA, director of special collections, Palmer College of Chiropractic.
- The Rise and Fall of Basic Science Laws - Jetta Nash,BA, archivist, Cleveland Chiropractic College of Kansas City.
- Roots of the NCMIC: Loran Rogers and the National Chiropractic Association, 1930-1946 - Joseph Keating Jr.,PhD, professor, Los Angeles College of Chiropractic.
- D.D. Palmer's Three Theories of Chiropractic - Joseph Keating Jr.,PhD, professor, Los Angeles College of Chiropractic.
AHC Officers and Directors The officers of the AHC are:
- Reginald Hug,DC, president
- Arthur Lensgraf,DC, first vice president
- Joseph Keating Jr.,PhD, second vice president
- Mildred Lee,DC, immediate past president
- Randy Snyder,DC, secretary
- Alana Callender,MS, executive director
Members of the AHC Board of Directors are:
- Carl Cleveland III,DC
- Willim Holmberg,DC
- Peter Martin,DC,DO,ND
- Jetta Nash,BA
- Jerry Ray Willis,DC
- Kerwin Winkler,DC
- Kenneth Young,DC,DACBR
The AHC is a nonprofit membership organization committed to exploring and preserving chiropractic's rich heritage. The AHC publishes Chiropractic History, a scholarly journal, which is indexed by the National Library of Medicine in its online sourcework, Histline, and by the Chiropractic Library Consortium's Index to the Chiropractic Literature.
The AHC was founded at Spears Chiropractic Hospital in Colorado in 1980. The first AHC Conference on Chiropractic History was held at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, D.C. in 1981. Each subsequent conference has been held at a different chiropractic college, or in conjunction with the ACC.
Editor's note: The AHC welcomes the participation of chiropractors and friends of the profession of all persuasions and philosophies. Membership dues ($50/year for doctors, $20/year for students) provide a subscription to Chiropractic History and the AHC's quarterly newsletter, and entitle the member to voting privileges in the organization. Information concerning the AHC, its activities and membership are available by contacting:
Alana Callender, Executive Director
Association for the History of Chiropractic
1000 Brady Street,Davenport IA 52803
International sister organizations for the preservation of chiropractic history operate in Australia (Mary Ann Chance,DC) and Canada (Herbert Lee,DC). The AHC maintains a website (courtesy of Dynamic Chiropractic) at http://www.chirohistory.com.