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Art of Relaxation, Home Care for the Emotionally Ill, and edited the monumental multi-disciplinary anthology, Mental Health and Chiropractic.

He was chairman of the Committee on Mental Hygiene in 1924, founded the Citizen’s League for Health Rights in 1928 and was a member of the World Federation of Mental Health from 1955 until his death.

Dr. Schwartz was a director of the Academy of Chiropractic in 1945, and was the director and instructor of the Department of Mental Hygiene and Abnormal Psychology at the Chiropractic Institute of New York from 1947-66.

He advocated and pioneered the utilization of the chiropractic art in mentally disturbed patients. He was the founder of the National Chiropractic Association Council on Psychotherapy in 1950, and in 1968 became president emeritus of the ACA Council on Mental Health.

Dr. Schwartz will be remembered as a soft-spoken, kind and gentle man. As a teacher, he had a profound and lasting effect upon his students. The chiropractic profession has been blessed and enriched by his contributions. We, who knew him personally, are saddened by our loss, but are buoyed by the knowledge that this man crossed our paths in our lifetime.

He is survived by his wife, Cecelia, his son, Edward M. Schwartz, D.C., and two grandchildren.- Charles H. Lamendola, D.C., state delegate, metropolitan New York.

1976 (Oct): Chirogram [43(10)] includes:

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    obituary: “Dr. Duane Smith, first president of CCA, dies at 76”

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      22); 1936 LACC alumnus and “Certified Radiologist” was buried in Whittier; was CCA’s first president during 1943-44

1976 (Oct): ACA Journal [13(10)] includes:

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    “In memoriam: ACA members” (p. 70): Colorado chiropractors mourned the death of one of the nation’s pioneer chiropractors, Dr. Frank W. Elliott, on August 13. Despite his 89 years, Dr. Elliott was an active member of the profession until shortly before his death, never ceasing to extol and defend the profession he loved and worked for during his long an vigorous life. Dr. Elliott was a member of the Palmer College of Chiropractic faculty for 27 years and was a leader during the formative years of the school. He was a member of the Iowa state legislature for four terms, and was only narrowly defeated for US Senator in the Roosevelt landslide victory.

After moving to Colorado, Dr. Elliott served many years on the board of directors of the Colorado Chiropractic Association, of which he was president for one term. He also held the position of executive secretary of the association until two years ago, when he retired. At that time, he was honored as Chiropractor of the Year.

Many state doctors joined Dr. Elliott’s family in paying tribute to him at services held at the Fairmount Chapel in Denver, August 17. – James F. Ransom, DC, ACA Colorado state delegate.

1977 (Jan): ACA Journal [14(1)] includes:

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    “In memoriam” (p. 50) includes: Dr. E.A. Thompson, 85, Catonsville, Maryland… Dr. John H. Stoke, Roanoke, Virginia…

1977 (June): ACA Journal [14(6)] includes:

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    “In memoriam” (p. 34):

Former president of the NCMIC, NCA and ACA, Clyde A. Martyn, DC, 73, Los Angeles, California, died May 5.



A native of South Dakota, Dr. Martyn attended South Dakota State University, and graduated from Palmer College [sic] of Chiropractic in 1924. He was president of the Los Angeles County Chiropractic Society in 1950, the California Chiropractic Association in 1951, and the National Chiropractic Association in 1963. Dr. Martyn was also the interim president after the formation of the American Chiropractic Association, 1963-64, and served as president of the National Chiropractic Mutual Insurance Company for a total of six years. He was a member of the NCA Board of Directors from 1952-1964 and served three terms as chairman. He served on the ACA Board of Directors from 1963-1964. He was awarded a Life Membership in the ACA in 1973.

Dr. Martyn was also a past executive board member of the Foundation for Chiropractic Education and Research, a member of the Board of Regents of the Los Angeles College of Chiropractic, a trustee of the California Chiropractic Colleges, and a Fellow in the International College of Chiropractors.

A Life Member of the Lions Club of Los Angeles, he served as club president in 1943, Lions District 4-D governor in 1945 and 1946, and director of Lions International from 1955-57. He was a recipient of Lions International’s Melvin Jones Fellow Award and in 1974 was named to the Honor Roll of Lions International Foundation.

Also a Life Member of the University of Southern California Trojaneers, he was president of the group in 1953-54. He was also president of the Lark Ellen Home for Boys in 1945-46.

Dr. Martyn was honored shortly before he died by the Los Angeles Lions Club. Tribute was paid him at a testimonial dinner April 26, and a Dr. Clyde Martyn Scholarship Fund was initiated in his honor to help needy young people in the Los Angeles area attend college. The fund has grown to over $15,000.

1977 (Aug): ACA Journal [14(8)] includes:

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    “In memoriam” includes Joseph F. Kileen DC of Boynton Beach

FL (p. 74)

1977 (Sept): ACA Journal [14(9)] includes:

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    “In memoriam” for Lyle W. Sherman DC of Spartanburg SC (p.


1977 (Dec): ACA Journal [14(12)] includes:

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    “In memoriam” for George Hariman DC (p. 64)

1978 (Jan): ACA Journal [15(1)] includes:

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    “In memoriam” (p. 52) includes:

Former president of the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners (NBCE) and a charter member of the American Chiropractic Association, Dr. Henry G. West Sr,, 75, Pocatello, Idaho, died December 6.

After earning a BA degree with honors in premedicine at the University of Utah, Dr. West attended National College of Chiropractic in Chicago, graduating in 1929. In 1930, he moved to Pocatello to join the practice founded by his father. A past president of the Idaho Association of Chiropractic Physicians, he helped revive that organization after financial hardships rendered it inactive during the Depression. He served two terms as president of the NBCE, held various positions in the NCA, and was a charter member of the ACA.

In 1956, Dr. West was recognized as Chiropractor of the Year by the state association. He also served for 22 years on the state board of examiners. His partner and son, Dr. Henry West Jr., is immediate past president of the ACA.

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