Dr. Joshua Haldeman was the first DC known to practice in Canada. The research paper will chronicle his years in Canada, including his role in the formation of the Dominion Council of Canadian Chiropractors (forerunner of the Canadian Chiropractic Association), and his part in establishment of the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College (CMCC).
PCC Institute of Research/Grad Studies Hosts Consortium
Chiropractic researchers from around the country attended the fall meeting of the Consortium for Chiropractic Research at the Palmer Institute of Research and Graduate Studies in October. Those present included deans, directors of research for the chiropractic colleges, and representatives of state and national chiropractic associations. Attendees toured the Palmer Research Institute and the PCC campus after their meetings.
WSCC Student Elected Nat'l Chair of Student ICA
Eric Bennett, a seventh-quarter student at Western States Chiropractic College (WSCC), has been selected national chair of the Student International Chiropractors Association (SICA). Mr. Bennett is currently president of the SICA chapter at WSCC.
As national chairman, Eric's responsibilities are to coordinate information from the national office to SICA chapters, and to represent students' interests to ICA's leadership.
"It's a tremendous responsibility, but also very rewarding," Eric said. "I appreciate being able to work with chiropractors who are so committed to the profession."
NCC Lends a Hand
The National College of Chiropractic (NCC) recently offered its help to flood victims in Quincy, Illinois and in conjunction with the Illinois Chiropractic Society, assisted in collecting food for the needy. In the fall, the NCC clinics provided free chiropractic care to Quincy area flood victims and workers for two days. The credit for this idea goes to 10th trimester intern Michael Silbert, who took his plan to NCC President Dr. James F. Winterstein. Dr. Winterstein immediately approved the plan. Seven volunteers set up a "clinic" in Salvation Army facilities: Drs. Julie Plezbert and Charles Kuehner and interns Michael Silbert, Michael Vincent, Debbie Sava-O'Reilly, Tony Fernando, and Rene Dugue. Free follow-up care was then offered by Quincy area DCs.
Three NCC clinics participated in the annual "Chiropractic Feeds the Hungry" campaign sponsored by the Illinois Chiropractic Society on November 11. Clinic patients were asked to bring in a paper grocery bag full of nonperishable food items in lieu of payment for basic chiropractic services. All contributions were donated to two food banks. Patients received x-rays and laboratory studies at a discounted rate, cholesterol screenings for two dollars, and blood pressure, pulse rate, color blindness screening, hearing screening, lung function screening, and posture and gait analysis for no charge. Over one ton of food was collected in addition to some monetary donations.
Sister Yengo Visits National
Sister Brigitte Yengo, a chiropractic practitioner who graduated from National College of Chiropractic in 1987, recently visited her alma mater. Sister Brigitte practices in the Congo, in addition to ministering to the people of that region in her capacity as a Catholic clergy member.
Sister Brigitte, who receives no remuneration for her work, recently treated a businessman who asked her to accept $50. She presented the money to NCC President Dr. James Winterstein as a donation to the college.
"What a wonderful example of dedication to the needs of humanity," Dr. Winterstein remarked.
American DC Addresses British Chiropractic Association
Richard Stonebrink, DC, FACO, a professor at Western States Chiropractic College, was the main speaker at the British Chiropractic Association's autumn conference, "Advanced and Integrated Methods of Managing Back and Neck Pain," held in Bath, England in October.
Dr. Stonebrink discussed the pathogenesis of the subluxation syndrome and the integrative approach to the manipulative management of its various components using specific examples. His presentation received a standing ovation by the 200 participants. Other American speakers at the conference included Daniel Muhlemann, DC; and Cynthia Peterson, DC, DACBR.
Iowa House Minority Leader Bob Arnould Visits Palmer
House minority leader and state representative Bob Arnould (D) visited the PCC campus on November 2nd. Rep. Arnould met with Gary Mohr, executive director of the Palmer Chiropractic University system's institutional advancement. They joined Ron Master, DC, representative of the Iowa Chiropractic Society, to discuss health care reform legislation in the state of Iowa.
"Right now we are focusing on meeting with decision-makers in the Iowa political arena," said Mr. Mohr. "We are trying to create an awareness of the importance of chiropractic inclusion in health care reform."