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To honor his memory, I am forming the nonprofit Richard Schafer

Memorial Fund. All contributions, of his previous books and his books

to fund concept,

chiropractic research. If I welcome further contact.

as well as proceeds from the sale on disk, will be donated to FCER you would like to support this

Dick’s last request was that I publish this in his honor: Epitaph of R.C. Schafer And some stood proudly erect, on a level some higher than their

previous station, now where the viewpoint was different “Oh captain, my captain.” And he said softly, “Thank you,” and took his leave. Paraphrased from “The Dead Poets Society.”



2001 (Nov 5): Dynamic Chiropractic [19(23)] includes:

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    “Logan mourns loss of former president – William Coggins,

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      C.” (p. 46):

Dr. William Coggins, 92, Logan College president from 1961 to 1979, has passed away. Dr. Coggins had a chiropractic practice in South St. Louis from 1940-1961, and was a faculty member and dean of the college before becoming president.

He was known as a tough instructor,

students after class.




Dr. Coggins


was and

but like to speak with his remembered for inspiring was instrumental in the

purchase college in

of the Chesterfield campus, which was occupied by the the summer of 1973. Dr. Coggins took great pride that with

the help of the Logan alumni the campus was paid for before retirement in 1979. The main building is named in his honor – “William N. Coggins, DC Administration Center.”

his the

“Dr. Coggins exemplified the generation of chiropractors who struggled and made tremendous sacrifices for the survival of our

profession,” intelligence,

observed Logan President George Goodman.











solving abilities continually profession. We join his family and prayers are with them.”

benefited Logan College in mourning his loss, and our

and the thoughts

Dr. Coggins is survived by his wife, Elizabeth; a daughter, Logan graduate Virginia Lee Horine, DC; a son-in-law, Logan graduate Michael Horine, DC; two sisters, two grandchildren, and four great- grandchildren.

Condolences can be sent to the Coggins family c/o Drs. Michael and Virginia Horine, 2078 South Woodland Lane, Pinetop, AZ 85935. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the William N. Coggins, DC Memorial Fund, c/o Logan College of Chiropractic, 1851 Schoettler Rd., PO Box 1065, Chesterfield, MO 63006-1065.

2002 (Mar 11, Monday): William S. Rehm, D.C. dies after a long battle with cancer

2002 (Mar 15; Friday): Walter B. Wolf, D.C. dies at age 88 (per phone call on 02/03/19 from Kerwin Winkler)

2002 (Mar): Westword (published by PCCW) [7(1)] includes:

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    “PCCW mourns Dr. Cook” (p. 6); includes photo of Dr. Cook:

Dr. Robert Cook, ’88, a former clinician at the Sunnyvale and San Jose campuses, died on Jan. 14 at the age of 47. His wife, Dr. Therese

Reaney, ’92, survives. various committees as

“Bob was very involved on campus with well as his instructional duties,” said Dr.

Thomas Souza, dean of Academic Programs/Clinics. behind an enormous fan club who will sorely miss him.”

“He leaves

2002 (May): The Chiropractic Journal [16(8)] includes:



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    David L. Stussy, D.C. authors “Marking the passage of a chiropractic genius” (p. 9): Lowell Ward, a leader in the chiropractic profession for the last half century, passed away on June 8, 2001. Dr. Ward was a contributor to the chiropractic profession throughout his life, and is most well known for his work in the creation of the unique and advanced concepts of the intricacies of the spinal column as a synchronous unit and its effect on the overall health of humankind.

In 1980, he wrote a book which was ahead of its time, called “The Dynamics of Spinal Stress.”

One of his most important contributions was his standard procedure and standard manual for evaluation, which was well ahead of any of the more recent guidelines that had been established in the last few years.

The manuals still are ahead of their time in terms of their ability to objectify out the dynamic of spinal changes and to measure and prognosticate the effect of the treatment and how it would affect a human individual.

In his later years, Dr. Ward discovered the spinal and neurological state and possibly the personalities of the individuals as affected by these spinal column dynamics. He also was the first to indicate that there were some contraindications to changes in the spine, which should be known to the profession at large.

All these writings and ideas made Lowell very controversial. As today’s standards now indicate, he was definitely ahead of his time. The things that advanced chiropractic neurologists are documenting today about changes in the body, about the long and short term consequences, the neurological integration of the spinal column and the brainstem as a whole, and its effect and ability to measure changes on a more sophisticated level were all indicated in the early steps of Dr. Lowell Ward.

He was truly a genius. Dr. ward truly changed the lives of many chiropractors, patients and the profession at large.

(Dr. Stussy is in private practice in Minneapolis and counted Dr. Ward among his greatest mentors.)

2002 (Apr): American Journal of Clinical Chiropractic [12(2)] includes:

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    “A moment of silence for Dr. Arnie Taub” (p. 1):

Dr. Arnold Taub (Arnie), who practiced in Nutley, New Jersey, passed away March 21st. Dr. Taub was 58 years old. He liked to do his own handyman work and he fell while working on his roof. Besides enjoying working on his house, his hobbies were snow skiing and fishing. It was not surprising that ore than 400 people attended his funeral on March 24th since Dr. Taub was very well liked by his peers and patients. Over his 35 years of practice, he was very active in the Council of New Jersey Chiropractors. He practiced CBP for 15 years and helped teach these seminars in New Jersey and New York. He received the CBP Chiropractor of the Year award in 2000. He will be greatly missed by family and friends, who feel cheated by his premature untimely death. He is survived by his wife, Agnes, his mother Beatrice Taub, and three children, Steven, Alyson, and Lindsey. Since CBP was such a big part of his life, Agnes requests that anyone wishing to contribute to a fund in his name to send it to CBP Nonprofit, Inc., PO BOX 1590, Evanston, WY 82931-1590 and these funds will be set aside for some special project to be determined by Agnes in the future.

2002 (May 20): Dynamic Chiropractic [20(11)] includes:

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