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employed doctors of chiropractic to aid in the maintaining of physical fitness of employees.

1963 (Apr): ICA International Review [17(10)] includes:

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    “Profession mourns death of Sordoni” (p. 29)

1963 (May): JNCA [33(5)] includes:

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    “Dr. Harry McIlroy dies” (p. 73): Dr. Harry K. McIlroy, former president of the Indiana and National Chiropractic Associations and a former member of the Indian State Board of Medical Registration and Examination, died yesterday at St. Vincent’s Hospital. Dr. McIlroy, 77 years old, lived at 637 East 37th Street. Born at Butlerville, he was graduated from the National College of Chiropractic in Chicago and was a practicing chiropractor since 1919. He lobbied for the profession in Indiana for eighteen years and was an NCA director for nine years. Dr. McIlroy was secretary-treasurer of the National Gavel Club and a member of the Council of Past Executives of the National Chiropractic Association. He was also a member of the International College of Chiropractors, an order of merit, service, and fellowship. He served as president of the Chiropractic Research Foundation, and served four years by appointment of former Governor Clifford

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      Townsend as a member of the State Registration and Examination Board. He was named “Chiropractor of the Year” for Indiana two years ago.

He was a director of the Lincoln Chiropractic College and was chairman of the board seven years.

Dr. McIlroy was president of the Universal Club in 1936, and was a member of the Masonic Lodge 575, Broadway Methodist Church and the Fourth Ward Civic Club.

Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Claramae McIlroy; a sister, Mrs. Katie Todd, of Ligonier, and a brother, Dr. Forrest H. McIlroy of Indianapolis. – From the Indianapolis (Ind.) Star, April 19, 1963.

---------- Editor’s note: The profession has indeed suffered a great loss in the passing of Dr. McIlroy. He was a dedicated pioneer who served his profession and his patients faithfully to the end. All who knew him loved him, and his contributions to the profession in time, effort, and financial aid place him among the immortals of this profession.

1963 (May/June): Digest of Chiropractic Economics [5(6)] includes:

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    “Journey’s end” (p. 46) includes: Dr. E.M. Gustafson, 4304 18th St., N.W., Washington, D.C. Age 84, graduated from Palmer College in 1916. Survived by his wife Helga A. Gustafson.

1963 (Sept): JNCA [33(9)] includes:

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    Arthur M. Schierholz, D.C. authors “A memorial tribute: James

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      Slocum, D.C.” (p. 52)

Dr. James E. Slocum believed in the principles of chiropractic as laid down by the founder, Dr. D.D. Palmer. He loved our profession. He was proud to be called a doctor of chiropractic.

I met Dr. Jim for the first time thirty years ago when writing the chiropractic examinations in our state. He was then a member of the Board of Examiners. At the close of the examination, he visited with several of us. For no reason known to me, we visited together long after the others had all departed. We came to know each other that day, yet we were never close friends!



In the thirty years that have passed since our first meeting, I have sat in on classes he was teaching. I have seen him lecture in little district meetings, and I have seen him before national convention audiences. He commanded respect wherever he went for his knowledge of chiropractic and the ability to express himself.

WE visited together for the last time some months before his death. Many things concerning our private lives and the turn of events as they had unfolded for each of us were discussed. It was then he revealed to me his physical discomforts and great concern for his health. We discussed them at length and departed understanding each other very well. We were closer than we had ever been before.

Our profession has lost a leader; a student seeking the answers to our professional problems; a man with ideas who was willing to sacrifice personal gain in order to perpetuate the principles of chiropractic on a scientific basis. Some of his ideas didn’t work out as he hoped and planned; but he never lacked for ideas, and he never gave up in his efforts to help earn for chiropractic the acclaim which it so richly deserves.

His last word to the profession was a long telegram to the members of the profession assembled in national convention in Chicago, endorsing and urging them to work for the unification of our profession into one strong organization. What more can one say in tribute to a man who spent his life living and working for chiropractic?

The world without Jim in it will never be the same, but it’s a better world because he was in it. – Arthur M. Schierholz, D.C., chairman, NCA Executive Board of Directors.

1963 (Nov): ICA International Review [18(5)] includes:

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    “Dr. Julander funeral held” (p. 11): Services for Dr. Frances C. Julander, 81, a retired chiropractor, were held September 28. Dr. Julander died September 25. She was a former member of the Catholic Women’s League, honorary member of the Chiropractic Society of Iowa, and a fellow of the International Chiropractors Association. In 1962 she received a 50-year citation rom Palmer College for services to her profession.

1963 (Nov): JNCA [33(11)] includes:

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    “News flashes: Maryland” (p. 46): Mourn Passing of Dr. Osborne The chiropractic profession in Maryland lost one of its distinguished members on October 6 in the untimely death of Dr. Norman E. Osborne, of Hagerstown, at the age of fifty-eight. He was known to chiropractors across the United States, having been for many years in regular attendance a NCA Conventions and active for some time in the work of the Council on Education. His long illness prevented his traveling to recent conventions. Dr. Osborne, a graduate of Grove City College in Pennsylvania and the National College of Chiropractic, commenced his practice in Hagerstown in 1931. He was a member of the National Chiropractic Association, the Maryland Chiropractic Association, and the Washington County Chiropractic Chapter. He was a former president of the Maryland Chiropractic Association, a Fellow of the International College of Chiropractors, and was a member of the Maryland State Board of Chiropractic Examiners. He was a past president and charter member of the Hagerstown Optimist Club; Myrtle Lodge No. 318 F&AM, Franklin, Pa.; Valley of Cumberland Consistory, and Syria Temple, Shrine, Pittsburgh.

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