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kind, warm-hearted, sincere person. His devotion to his family and profession was strong and benevolent.

Former patients and a large number of former members of his seminar classes will miss him and his dedicated sense of duty to them. Thos of us who were close to him can still in our memories hear his

low, reassuring voice, whether lecturing or conversing. contribution to chiropractic was considerable, as attested to

His by the

many of his fellow-practitioners who instructions. – To Mrs. Alberts and Dr. sympathy!

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    photo of Alberts (p. 217)

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    George Haynes, M.S., D.C. writes

availed themselves of his Alberts, Jr., we extend our

TF Ratledge's obituary,

credits him as "one of the main contributors to the writing of the chiropractic law in California, and was highly instrumental in having it adopted by the people of our state."; photo of Ratledge (p. 217)

1967 (Nov/Dec): DCE [10(3)] includes:

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    “Dr. Royal Lee dies at Calif. residence” (p. 58): Dr. Royal Lee, founder and former president of Vitamin Products Co. Milwaukee, Wisconsin, died in his sleep at his Beverly Hills, California home on November first, 1967. Burial services were held at Holy Cross Cemetery, Milwaukee on Monday, November 6th. He was seventy one years of age and is survived by his widow Evelyn. Dr. Lee, during his career as inventor and scientist, received world- wide recognition as a pioneer in the field of supplemental nutrition. Vitamin Products Company is the oldest independent vitamin manufacturing organization in the United States and is one of the five corporations comprising Lee Enterprises. All of the companies will continue under the same policy and direction originally outlined by Dr. Lee some years ago when he discontinued active leadership in the organizations. “There are no changes in either policy or personnel contemplated,” a spokesman for the organization said.

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    “In memoriam: Dr. Donald O. Pharaoh” notes Pharaoh’s death in Davenport on 30 September 1967 (p. 58); includes photo

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    “Dr. Whittenberg… was chiropractic pioneer” (p. 58): Dr. Oma W. Whittenberg, age 82, passed on October 16th at San Antonio, Texas and was buried October 18th from Boerne, Texas. Dr. Whittenberg is survived by his widow, Mrs. Myrtle Whittenberg; two daughters, one son, four brothers and two sisters. He had a very active career in Chiropractic, having graduated from The Palmer College [sic] in 1913; entered practice in Minnesota; and in 1929 served as President of the Midwest College in Minneapolis. He headed the public relations department of Minnesota State Chiropractic Association for many years; and also served as chairman of their Legislative Committee. From there he moved to Texas and practiced at Uvalde some seven years, after which he joined the Staff of The Concept-Therapy Institute in San Antonio and served as Public Relations Director and Instructor until the date of his death.

1968 (Jan): ACA Journal of Chiropractic [5(1)] includes:

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    “Iowa” (p. 52) includes photograph and obit:



Dr. Donald O. Pharaoh, dean of the basic sciences division of Palmer College of Chiropractic, died on Sept. 30, 1967, at the age of 53. He was born on August 27, 1914, at Worchester, Mass. After his mother died when he was six years, he moved to Riverside, Calif., with his father.

Dr. Pharaoh became interested in chiropractic after having suffered a broken back playing semi-pro football. After graduating in 1936 from Palmer College of Chiropractic he practiced in California for a few month, then in Australia for almost a year. On December 7, 1937, Dr. Pharaoh returned to Palmer, where he had been teaching almost continuously since that time.

On December 24, 1948, h married Mary Hazel Hill, who was then a student at Palmer. After her graduation from Palmer they worked together on the clinic staff for a period of 12 years.

Dr. Pharaoh delighted in “beachcombing” – gathering driftwood and rocks. He discovered a shell which was previously unknown and was later named after him. It was called Helicotrema Pharaohi.

Dr. Pharaoh also authored two books: Chiropractic Orthopedy, and Hygiene.


Dr. Pharaoh was founder and faculty national chiropractic honor society.

advisor of the Pi



He maintained



practice until 1962, at which time he was appointed to the dean of basic sciences at Palmer College of Chiropractic.



1968 (July): Chirogram [35(7)] includes:

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    notes death of Clyde E. Knouf DC, former LACC faculty member

    • (p.


1968 (Sept): Chirogram [35(9)] includes:

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    AV Nilsson, D.C. notes Linnie A. Cale, D.O., D.C.’s death “One

of our founders passes” (p. 227):

Recently one of California’s chiropractic pioneers, Dr. Linnie A. Cale, passed away at the age of 94. With her peaceful demise, a long, full, and remarkably useful life came to its mundane termination.

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    photo of Linnie A. Cale (p. 228)

1969 (Mar): ACA Journal of Chiropractic [6(3)] includes:

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    “Minnesota” (pp. 61-2) includes photos & text:

Dr. Walter H. Hedberg passed away on August 29, 1968

. Dr.

Hedberg was licensed to practice chiropractic in the state of Minnesota in 1925 and spent the remainder of his life in the city of St. Paul. He was a past president of the Minnesota Chiropractic Association.

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