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Chirobituaries

lecturer in the field. In 1956 he was appointed chief of staff at the Chicago General Health Service public clinic of the National College of Chiropractic, where he had served as a diagnostician since its inception.

Dr. Blackmore pioneered in the area of physiologic therapeutics (physiotherapy) in the tradition of Kellogg, Lindlahr, Brockman, Sampson, Kovacs, and others. He lived his sixty-eight years of life to the full. His association with his colleagues brought him the utmost gratification, and students and professional associates honored and revered him.

He was always liberal with his enormous fund of knowledge. In this regard, he constantly added to his information by spending much of his free time in searching literature apropos his professional interest.

Dr. Blackmore is survived by his widow, two sons, and two daughters. His body was laid to rest in his home community of Grovehill, Ohio.

On Tuesday morning, October 6, a memorial service was held for Dr. Blackmore at the National College. Dr. R.P. Beideman conducted the service, in which Dr. Janse participated as well as Rev. Fred Cox, Mr. Jacquisue Rushing, Mr. Donald Springer, and Mr. Thurmond Gay, students at National.

The passing of this genial, affable, and capable personality leaves an irreplaceable void in our ranks.

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    Clarence W. Weiant, D.C., Ph.D. authors “Obituary: Dr. K.

Ligeros” (p. 62): Dr. Kleanthes A. Ligeros died on December 21, 1962.

This

information came to light only recently when an old friend sought to find him in New York, where he had resided for a number of years. Death occurred in a veterans’ hospital, and burial was in Long Island.

After graduating in medicine from the University of Athens and in chiropractic from the Palmer School, he became the pioneer chiropractor of Greece. Here he carried on his researches into early Greek medicine, culminating with the conviction that Hippocrates and other physicians of the time were the first to elaborate the principles of chiropractic and to apply them, a thesis which he sustained in his

book How Ancient Healing Governs Modern Therapeutics. book, published by G.P. Putnam’s Sons in 1938, won permanent place in the history of modern chiropractic.

This him a

His country of birth bestowed upon him high honors. The king awarded him the Cross of the Royal Order of Phoenix, and appointed him official chiropractor to His Majesty and the Greek Royal Family.

  • Submitted by C.W. Weiant, D.C.

1964 (Nov/Dec): Digest of Chiropractic Economics [7(3)] includes:

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    “Dr. Grostic dies, was nationally known teacher” (p. 45):

ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN – Dr. John F. Grostic 57, who gained nationwide fame as the developer and teacher of the Grostic Method, died suddenly of a heart attack on October 31 at Ann Arbor, Michigan. He is survived by his wife Grace, a son John D., and a daughter Cheryl, two brothers and a sister. Services were held at St. Thomas Catholic Church, Ann Arbor.

As a graduate of the Palmer College of Chiropractic, many of those doctors to whom he taught the Grostic Method have established fund to receive gifts and bequests in his name. The Grostic Memorial Fund is being handled by the Palmer College Foundation, Davenport and after providing for a bust of the likeness of Dr. Grostic for display in his Alma Mater, monies will be used to provide

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scholarships in his name to assist needy students to achieve their education.

1964 (Dec): Chirogram [1964 (Dec); 31(11)] publishes "The DJ Metzinger Memorial Issue"; includes list of Chirogram articles by Metzinger; includes tributes from George H. Haynes DC, AV Nilsson DC, B. Franklyn Miner DC (class of 1943), Elmer E. Bones DC (class of 1947), Alfred L. Logan DC (class of 1956)

1965 (Feb 28): F. Lorne Wheaton DC, FICC dies in New Haven CT (Rehm, 1980, p. 297)

1965 (Mar/Apr): Digest of Chiropractic Economics [7(5)] includes:

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    “In honored memory: ILLINOIS” (p. 47):

    • E.

      F. Lensgraf, D.C.

Dr. E.F. Lensgraf, 65, Fairfield, Illinois chiropractor died on

December 2nd, 1964. daughter.

He is survived by his wife Lela and one

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    “In honored memory: KENTUCKY” (p. 47):

John A. Ohlson, D.C. Dr. John A. Ohlson, 75, Louisville chiropractor, died on January

7, at his home, 3613 Lexington Road.

He had maintained his

chiropractic practice until mid-December when he was stricken with the condition which resulted in his death.

Dr. Ohlson was the holder of Kentucky chiropractic license No. 1, and had been active in the affairs of his profession since 1917.

1965 (Apr): ACA Journal of Chiropractic [2(4)] includes:

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    “Connecticut: Dr. F. Lorne Wheaton dies” (pp. 39-40): The people of Connecticut were saddened on February 28 by the sudden death of our colleague, Dr. F. Lorne Wheaton, at his home in New Haven. Although Dr. Lorne had been ill for the past two months, he had returned to active practice for the past two weeks and was a s happy to be back administering to his patients as he was in his first day of practice over forty-five years ago. He will be sorely missed by the people of New Haven. Dr. Wheaton spent a lifetime of work promoting and directing he activities toward the advancement of the chiropractic profession. He had held every office in the Connecticut Chiropractic Association and received about every honor the chiropractic profession could bestow upon him, nationally. He was for many years a member of the State Board of Chiropractic Examiners; he became president of the National

Chiropractic Association

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and was an executive director for many young chiropractor enter the practice in

Connecticut without the advice, counsel and help of was also a member of the Board of Trustees of the International College of Chiropractors.

Dr. Lorne. He Honor Society,

As a member of the Board of Trustees and Director of the Lincoln Chiropractic College, he gave generously of his time and money toward the development of Lincoln College, and in his honor the auditorium at Lincoln Chiropractic College has been named Wheaton Hall.

To continue to carry on the chiropractic profession for which he worked so tirelessly and which he so loved we should re-dedicate ourselves to this end so that his work shall continue even though Lorne has passed on to the Great Beyond; a just reward for a lifetime well spent. The world has profited by his presence here. – Arthur E. Anderson, D.C., ACA state delegate.

1965 (May): ACA Journal of Chiropractic [2(5)] includes:

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