course of instruction for the Nashville College of Chiropractic, Nashville, Tenn. finishing in July 1, 1939.
During his years in chiropractic he published numerous articles and educational notes, but the results of thirty years clinical observations and research work are contained in his book, “The Postural Method of Chiropractic Diagnosis and Adjusting” published in June, 1934, which presents the work of the chiropractor from a viewpoint that he claimed is new to the majority of the profession, namely that nature, for health requires normal position, proper relationship, possible full range of movement, and normal motion of all vertebrae, parts and organs of the human body, to produce all normal bodily functions and normal posture, in any position in which the body is required to serve in the many and varied physical activities of life. Adjusting a vertebrae to secure its return to its full range of normal movement is quite different, claimed Dr. Carver, from adjusting the same vertebrae to reduce a subluxation.
Dr. Carver had hoped that the entire profession might some day accept and apply his works in all branches of the drugless profession, thus binding them together in harmony, through more complete understanding of each other’s problems.
Dr. Carver leaves a host of friends and students who will mourn his departure and we shall miss him at our state and national conventions where he gave of himself no end by his instructive and encouraging lectures. His teachings and his works shall live with the chiropractic profession throughout the years to come. – By Harry K. McIlroy, D.C., Secretary, International College of Chiropractors.
1947 (June): National Chiropractic Journal [17(6)] includes:
obituary for Cele R. Hart (p. 61): It becomes our sad duty to inform the hundreds of friends and acquaintances of Mrs. Cele R. Hart of LaCrosse, Wisconsin, that she passed away on April 27, in the hospital at LaCrosse. Mrs. Hart, or “Cele” as she was familiarly called by most everyone who knew her, was not a chiropractor, but was more intimately associated with its problems than any other lay person in America for nearly thirty years. She started to work for Morris, Hartwell and Holmes in 1918, and became secretary to Hon. Tom Morris, then chief counsel of the old UCA. When the offices of the UCA were moved to LaCrosse, in 1926, Mrs. Hart took charge of the office. In 1928 following the death of Mr. Morris, she was elected secretary, which position she held until the amalgamation of the UCA and ACA in 1930. Since that time Mrs. Hart has served as secretary to Hon. A.T. Holmes, chief counsel of the NCA.
During the twenty years she attended conventions of the UCA and NCA, she learned to know thousands of chiropractors by their first names and may of them will remember her sunny smile and constantly helpful attitude.
Hundreds of chiropractors throughout America will truly miss her pleasing personality and inspirational spirit which endeared her to them.
1947 (Oct): Chirogram [16(12)] notes:
brief obit for James Franklin McGinnis, D.C., N.D. (p. 29):
The news of the sudden passing of Dr. James F. McGinnis on August 16th came as a shock to the Chiropractors of California. The indomitable spirit of this pioneer Chiropractor and teacher long will be remembered.
1948 (Jan): the National Chiropractic Journal [18(1): 42,44] publishes an obituary for B.F. Gilman, DC: CHIROPRACTIC LEADER PASSES AWAY Benjamin F. Gilman, a pioneer chiropractor, a former director of the American Chiropractic Association and president of the New York State Chiropractic Society, Inc., from 1925 to 1931, died recently after a brief illness. Dr. Gilman was a graduate of the Palmer- Gregory Chiropractic School in 1915 and a post-graduate of the New York School of Chiropractic. He practiced in Brooklyn, N.Y., at 23 Flatbush Avenue, for a period of thirty-two years. As president of the New York State Chiropractic Society, Inc., he also served as its legislative representative in Albany battling tirelessly for state recognition of chiropractic, at great personal sacrifice in time and substance. He was also a prolific writer on chiropractic subjects and was well known as a lecturer on subjects relating to organization and legislation. Dr. Gilman was a native of Woodbury, Connecticut, and prior to pursuing his chiorpactic career, was an ordained Methodist minister and at one time pastor of the Sixth Avenue Methodist Church in Brooklyn. He also had held pastorates in Amityville, Hartford Conn.,
and in Ansonia, Conn. Seminary, Madison, N.J
He was a graduate of Drew Theological
To his fellow practitioners he was best known as "Dad" Gilman and his passing was a source of extreme regret to the entire New York profession, who will remember him for his sympathetic understanding, his humaneness, and all of the lovable qualities of a deeply spiritual individual.
Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Gladys K. Gilman; a daughter, Mrs. Helen Rencher; a son, Wallace Gilman; and a grandson, William Rencher. - Reported by Dr. S. Goldschmidt, NYSCS Executive Secretary.
1948 (June): The Record (“Official Organ of the Carver Chiropractic College Student Association”) includes:
“Dr. Julia Wardner passes away” (p. 5):
Friends will regret to learn of the passing of a not too colorful, nevertheless, well thought of member of the chiropractic profession. Dr. Wardner graduated from Carver Chiropractic College on April 15, 1936 and was licensed by the Oklahoma Board of Examiners on May 28 of that year. She taught in Oklahoma City elementary schools and attended Carver during the summer months, holding B.A. and D.C. degrees at the time of her death March 29, 1948. Although she never practiced, Dr. Wardner was staunch supporter of Chiropractic in Oklahoma and her loss will be felt by many.
“Dr. Ted V. Powell” (p. 6):
Dr. Ted V. Powell, 57, chiropractic eye specialist of El Reno, Oklahoma passed away at his home on May 29 as a result of an acute heart attack. He was a graduate of Oklahoma A.&M. and received his D.C. degree at Carver Chiropractic College in December, 1923. His first practice was in Wewoka, Oklahoma. In 1927 he moved his office to El Reno. Dr. Powell was a member of the Oklahoma, Kansas State and National Chiropractic Associations. Dr. Powell is survived by his wife, Mrs. Marie Powell, daughter, Mrs. John H. Byrd, of Oklahoma City and one grandson, John Powell. Dr. Powell had just completed a new book on eye technic, “Powell Manipulative Eye Technic, Second Edition,” which will be off the press July 10th. His first edition is nationally known and is now being sold in Canada, England and Australia.
1948 (Sept-Oct): ICA Review [3(3-4)] includes: