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1976 (July): ACA Journal [13(7)] includes:

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    Joe Janse’s “A tribute” marks death of L.M. Rogers, D.C. (p. 17; Janse, 1976)

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    “Dr. Robert Elliot dies” (p. 27): Robert Edward Elliot, D.C., immediate past president of Western States Chiropractic College, Portland, died of cancer on May 16. The funeral was May 19 at Eastgate Bible Chapel in Portland. Internment was at Lincoln Memorial. Dr. Elliot was born in Seattle, March 29, 1921, and attended Benson High School in Portland and Wheaton College in Illinois. During World War II, he worked with the Red Cross. In April of 1948, he was graduated from Western States Chiropractic College and established a practice in Portland. In 1954, he was appointed and served one term on the Oregon State Board of Chiropractic Examiners. He became president of WSCC in 1956 where he also served on the faculty and continued his private practice. Dr. Elliot resigned the WSCC presidency on January 1, 1975. He was a life member of the Oregon Association of Chiropractic Physicians and was awarded the hoor of “Chiropractor of the Year” in 1969.

1976 (July/Aug): Digest of Chiropractic Economics [19(1)] includes:

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    “Dr. Robert Elliot dies” (pp. 6-7):

Dr. Robert Edward Elliot, former president of Western States Chiropractic College and Portland resident for many years, died of cancer.

Dr. Elliot was born in Seattle March 29, 1921, and attended Benson High School and Wheaton College in Illinois before Red Cross service in Maryland during World War II. He later was graduated from Western States Chiropractic College and in 1954 was appointed to the Oregon Board of Chiropractic Examiners.

In 1956 he became president of Western States Chiropractic College, where he also served on the faculty until his resignation in 1974, maintaining private practice during this time.

Dr. Elliot was affiliated with Grace and Truth Bible Chapel in Portland and actively engaged in Bible teaching, pastoring and counseling.

His death is a great loss to all who knew him.

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    Joseph Janse, D.C., N.D., president of National College of Chiropractic, authors “A tribute to Dr. Herman S. Schwartz” (p.

    • 90)


On July 1st Dr. Herman S. Schwartz quietly and without undue dismay or distress passed away at the becoming age of 82. His passing marked the mortal conclusion of a totally beautiful and noble life. Herman Schwartz was a singular, unique, exceptional person. His life was one of complete involvement in matters of humanism and professional expansion.

Raised in modest circumstances, the son of a Jewish immigrant family, Dr. Herman was brought to respect the grandeur of life, the dignity of work and the exciting privilege of contributing to human welfare.

So characteristic of so many of the early members of the chiropractic profession in his quest for a niche in life, in the fulfilling of his life’s need with a purpose and a cause, Dr. Herman decided to take it up. He entered the New York branch of the Carver College of

Chiropractic and graduated in practice in Elmhurst, New York






and taught on a part time basis at

his his

Alma Mater, leadership of

as well as at Eastern College the ever enthusiastic Craig M.

of Chiropractic under the Kightlinger and finally at



the Chiropractic Institute of New York with the astute Thure C. Peterson as its President.

Herman S. Schwartz was a sensitive, concerned person, highly motivated by the psychological attitudes, affectivities and needs of

people of the

as they sought to measure the responsibilities and challenges



















and observations attention of both

as venturesome as they educators and clinicians.

were, commanded the His writings began to

audaciously challenge chiropractic profession delivery professions.

the conventionalisms not only in the but also within the ranks of the other health

No one, but no one, can deny the significance of the three publications that he authored and assembled, namely “The Art of Relaxation,” “Home Care for the Emotionally Ill,” “Mental Health and Chiropractic.” Indeed they comprise such a contribution to the instructional and clinical literature of the profession.

What then was the provocative and creative input that Dr. Schwartz made to the clinical dimension? Concisely and exactingly he commandingly brought attention to the psychosomatic phenomenon as it intimately projects upon the myological elements of the spine, pelvis and shoulder girdles. He dared to intimate that negative factors of emotional and mental stress commonly mirrored themselves in the musculature of the spine, pelvis, etc. with resultant dysanthrias involving vertebral and pelvic segments, and which in subsequence became foci of disturbed biomechanics and insult of the neurological element. But more daringly and provocative was his emphasis of the clinical presumption that segmental derangements (subluxations) within the spine and pelvis and the attending proprioceptive insult may have mitigating disturbing influence upon the emotional, rest and sleep, affectivities of the individual. In concurrence was his salient emphasis of the concept that the “chiropractic adjustment” effectively aids in normalizing the conduct of the neurological element as it pertains to the affectivities of the emotions, the mind and the spirit. Herman Schwartz brought into focus the “Holistic Concept,” namely that there is an intimate relation between the physical and the mental, as well as the mental and the physical.

Dr. Schwartz was never fully appreciated by us, his professional associates. His shy, self-effacing, modest disposition were too often by-passed for more aggressive, chest thumping presentations. Often his was a desperate loneliness, because too often he was left unheard.

Within recent months, it has been my occasion and privilege to attend and participate insignificant “Workshops on Research.” One each occasion sophisticated disciplined minds gave expression to verifications of the premise so strongly supported and pioneered by this gracious, kind, compassionate human being, who now in memory and in reflection stands as an exceptional among the greats of our profession. Truly as an epitaph we might assign the following: “So much came to life within us because of his quiet noble goodness. Thus, indeed he made an approach to immortality.”

1976 (Aug): ACA Journal [13(8)] includes:

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    photo and obituary for Herman S. Schwartz DC, who died on July 1, 1978; he was a 1922 graduate of the Carver Chiropractic Institute of New York (p. 70): “In memoriam” obituary for Herman S. Schwartz DC (p. 70): Dr. Herman S. Schwartz died on July 1, 1976, at the age of 81. He practiced in New York City, from 1922, when he graduated from the Carver Chiropractic Institute of New York, until his death. He was a noted teacher, author and writer. Dr. Schwartz wrote more than 200 articles for chiropractic publications, including, The

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