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Lincoln; Rev. Walter Jewett officiates; buried in Eagle Cemetery; Drs. B.J. and Dave Palmer and Dr. L.H. Burdick of Falls City are "honorary pallbearers" (newspaper obituaries; Ashworth papers-CCC/KC)

1958 (July): ICA International Review of Chiropractic [13(1)] includes:

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    “H.C. Chance dies; at PSC 33 years” (p. 17): Thousands of his former students mourned the recent passing of Hugh C. Chance, D.C., Ph.C., of Davenport, a longtime faculty member of the Palmer School of Chiropractic and one of the foremost neurologists in the profession. Dr. Chance died in Davenport on April 24th after an 11-week illness. He was 73.

He taught neurology at the PSC for 33 years in which time he formulated important new theories on the extent and functions of the peripheral-visceral, or sympathetic, nervous system. Many of his theories were proved in clinical practice and adopted by the profession some years before medical acceptance of comparable findings.

Dr. Chance also was an expert in the chiropractic care of infants and children and for many years taught pediatrics at the PSC. He helped pioneer the development of the neurocalometer in the late twenties, and later was named Director of the Student Clinic at the PSC.

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    “Obituaries” (p. 23) includes:

Harold A. Houde, D.C., 66, Glendale, Calif. Dr. Houde was a 1922 graduate of Los Angeles College of Chiropractic and conducted his practice in Los Angeles.

1958 (July) Spears Sanigram [No. 35] includes:

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    “Death claims Dr. Frank Dean” (p. 8): Death claimed another of Chiropractic’s outstanding pioneers May 12, when Dr. Frank E. Dean, founder of New York’s Columbia Institute of Chiropractic (in 1919) and Columbia College of Chiropractic, Baltimore, Maryland (in 1940) joined his two illustrious contemporaries, Dr. Leo Spears and Dr. James R. Drain, who have recently preceded him into the Great Beyond (Dr. Spears, two years ago; and Dr. Drain in February, 1958). FOUGHT FOR CHIROPRACTIC RECOGNITION A kindly, intelligent and energetic man with his students and colleagues, he was a fighter for recognition of his chosen profession in New York State, and suffered disappointment when each session of the legislature rejected licensure for chiropractors, only to renew the battle as opportunity presented itself each biennium. Born Oct. 13, 1891, in Easton, Pennsylvania, Dr. Dean studied in Europe, receiving his doctorate at the University of Warsaw. He was keenly interested in all branches of the healing arts, and furthered his education with courses in advanced anatomy and bacteriology at the University of Heidelberg, Germany, where he studied under the famed Adolf Lorenz, Austrian surgeon. He later engaged in research at the Sorbonne, Paris, France; and took post-graduate work at the Imperial Institute of Russia, under Prof. Serge Voronoff, one of the world’s noted neurologists. His insatiable curiosity led him to far outposts of scientific research, where he learned healing techniques from masters in their fields. He was conversant with fifteen languages, which were invaluable to him in his travels through Asia, Africa, Central and South America, always searching for more knowledge. His bent was for Medicine but, on returning to the United States before World War 1, he became more and more impressed by the scope and effectiveness of Chiropractic, and zealously embrace the



young science. He was influenced in this decision by the circumstance that, at the age of 14, he was cured of rheumatic heart through Chiropractic therapy after other methods failed to relieve the condition. GENIUS IN TEACHING OTHERS

Though he was magnificently qualified as a practitioner, his peculiar gift was in transmitting knowledge to younger and less experienced men and women. He freely shared his research findings and the techniques he developed with all who demonstrated their willingness to learn. “Spears Painless System” was taught at both Columbia Institute and Columbia College of Chiropractic. It is a little- known fact that, in addition to his prodigious education in Medicine and Chiropractic, he also spent three years studying Osteopathy…

He married Katherine Welch, one of his students at Columbia Institute of Chiropractic, who is Dr. Dean’s sole survivor, according to best-informed sources. She is a brilliant pianist, in addition to her other professional talents.

Dr. Dean held Fellowships in the International Chiropractic Association and American College of Chiropractic, among other high honors that came to him. “WE SHALL NEVER SEE HIS LIKE…”

A contemporary said of him when he learned of Dr. Dean’s death: “We shall never again see his like. He was a sincere and kind leader of men. He pursued a course and way of life in the early days of Chiropractic that would have brought defeat to one of lesser stamina.”





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colleagues, preferring to talk background, travels, studies,

about Chiropractic rather than family and personal affairs.

his own We are

greatly indebted to Edwin Goldberg, editor of THE COLUMBIAN, Columbia Institute of Chiropractic’s official publication, for the data which has enabled us to penetrate the veil that has obscured much of

Dr. Dean’s history.)

1958 (Aug): JNCA [28(8)] notes:

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    "In memoriam: DR SYLVIA L. ASHWORTH" (p. 50)

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Friday, June 6, at the Wadlow Mortuary in Lincoln, Nebr. Dr. Ashworth died at the age of 83,

Wednesday, June 4, in Kansas City, mo. Nebraska.

Burial was in Eagle,

Dr. Ashworth was born in Peru, Nebraska, and came to Lincoln in 1910. She went to Kansas City in 1954 to make her home with her daughter. Dr. Ruth R. Cleveland. During these last years, Dr. Ashworth was bedfast, but never did she loste that spirit that had carried her through the difficulties of life, and for which she was admired by all who knew her.

She was a graduate of Peru Normal Colege, and started her practice as a chiropractor in Lincoln in 1910, following her graduation from the Palmer School of Chiropractic. Dr. Ashworth was a member of the National Chiropractic Association and was past chairman of the Chiropractic Pioneer Club. She was past-president of the Universal Chiropractic Association; past member of the Nebraska Board of Chiropractic Examiners; past chairman of the Democratic Women's Club of Lancaster County; past-president of the Lincoln Business and Professional Women's Club; past chairman of the board of directors of the Belmont Community Center; member of the Order of Eastern Star; Royal Neighbors; the American Legion Auxiliary, and of the Methodist Church.

The doctor was beloved by many patients in the city of Lincoln, and in the entire countryside. She is survived by a daughter, Dr. Ruth Cleveland, of Kansas City, Mo., two sons, Allen, of Beatrice, and

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