Dr. Joseph Berg died on January 12, 2003 in Bakersfield, CA. He was a native New Yorker and entered LACC at the age of 37. After graduation, he practiced in Los Angeles and San Marino, CA. For many years he served as faculty member in the Post-Graduate Division of the College. Dr. Berg also served as Alumni Association President during 1966. He is survived by his wife, Jean Baughman- Berg.
2003 (July 2): e-mail forwarded from Claire D. Johnson, D.C., M.S.: From: Palmer Communications To: PCCF All Employees; Communications Sent: 7/2/2003 9:42 PM Subject: Fred Barge, D.C., Ph.C.: 1933-2003 One of the grand old men of the chiropractic profession, Fred H. Barge, D.C., Ph.C., passed away at approximately 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 2, 2003, from a massive heart attack, according to his wife, Audrey. A 1954 graduate of Palmer School of Chiropractic and a lifelong chiropractic enthusiast, practitioner, writer and lecturer, Dr. Barge was a professor of philosophy at Palmer College and a special assistant to Chancellor Guy F. Riekeman, D.C. Over the past several years, he had been deeply involved in reinstilling the Palmer spirit on the walls and grounds of the Palmer campuses. PCCW All Employees; Palmer
2003 (July 2): forwarded from Claire D. Johnson, D.C., M.S.:
From: Rob Sinnott, D.C., L.C.P. (Hon) To: JOHNSON_C@palmer.edu Sent: 7/2/2003 5:20 PM Subject: Dr. F. H. Barge passes . . . All,
It is with a shaky hand and heavy heart that I inform you that Dr. Fred Barge passed away this morning at his home in LaCrosse, WI. He is the last of the true Chiropractic Philosophers. Dr. Barge had mastered not only the philosophy, but the art and science as well. His inspiration, energy and friendship will be sorely missed. This is a sad day for Chiropractic. His spirit lives in his many efforts realized. Not only the Philosophy Colloquium and Diplomate, Pediatric and Philosophy Councils, and his volumes of writings, but in
the beauty of the gardens he created College. His spirit, like those who mortar of Palmer's walls.
and loved at his home, Palmer mentored him, lives within the
I will forward information as reached through this email address.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the Barge family at his most tragic time. With great saddness, RJS
2003 (July 3): e-mail fowarded by Glenda Wiese, M.A.: From: Palmer Communications Sent: Thursday, July 03, 2003 1:38 PM To: Palmer Communications; PCCF All Employees; PCCW All Employees Subject: In Memoriam: Dr. Fred Barge Fred H. Barge, D.C., Ph.C., passed away on Wednesday, July 2, 2003, in La Crosse, Wis. A renowned chiropractic philosopher, lecturer, inventor and prolific writer, he was 70 years old. He was one of 19 chiropractors in his extended family. He was founder and president of Barge Chiropractic Publishing in La Crosse.
Chairman of the Palmer Chiropractic University System Board of Trustees Vickie Palmer said, "We have lost a great friend and a legendary presence at Palmer. My father, Dr. David Palmer, valued his friendship with Dr. Barge very much. I am glad we have the wonderful displays of artifacts and epigrams he recently helped assemble on the three Palmer campuses as a reminder of his love for Palmer College and Palmer history. His energy and great love for Palmer were boundless. No doubt he is now enjoying conversations with the other great chiropractic philosophers who preceded him in heaven."
At the request of the Board of Trustees and Chancellor Guy Riekeman, D.C., the Palmer flag on campus was flown at half-mast. The Board also sent a floral tribute in memory of Dr. Barge to be displayed in the Palmer Hall of Philosophers in West Hall.
Dr. Barge was born on Jan. 13, 1933. In 1957, he married Audrey Thompson. He graduated from Palmer School of Chiropractic in 1954 and did postgraduate work at Logan Chiropractic College. He interned with Drs. B.J. Palmer, Clarence Gonstead and Henry Barge, then established a long-term chiropractic practice in La Crosse, Wis., in 1957.
In 1962 he was hired as a continuing education faculty member at The Fountainhead and became a visiting professor in the Division of Chiropractic Sciences in 1989. In 1998, he joined the Philosophy Department at Palmer and became a special adviser to the President's Office. He also had visiting faculty status at New York Chiropractic College, Life Chiropractic College West, Logan Chiropractic College and Life University. He was a guest lecturer at the University of Wisconsin - La Crosse for 15 years.
A distinguished presenter and lecturer throughout his career, he spoke on chiropractic philosophy and subluxation theory at symposia and seminars all across the United States. His papers were published by the ICA Review and other chiropractic organizations and widely distributed at many chiropractic colleges. His nine books included Wryneck (1998), Giant vs. Pygmy + Thots (1994), Scoliosis (1981), Torticollis (1979) and Tortipelvis (1976).
His inventions included the Barge Tortipelvis Bench, a line of cervical technique chairs, a cervical adjustment pillow and vertical film filing cabinets. He held patents on two devices, a reclining radiographic table and a full-spine adjusting apparatus.
He was a past president and current vice president of the International Chiropractors Association (ICA), served on the editorial board of The American Chiropractor and chaired the editorial board of
Palmer's Streams From
Fountainhead and a featured columnist
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board of the National Back Palmer College of Chiropractic
International Alumni president in 1967 and
Association, serving as the Wisconsin alumni as the association president from 1972 to 1974.
of Trustees. In 1991 he was named a director for the Republican National Committee.
His vast awards included a Lifetime Achievement Award from the World Chiropractic Alliance (WCA), a Lifetime Service Award from the ICA, ICA Chiropractor of the Year (1991), a Dedicated Service Award from the Illinois Prairie State Chiropractic Association, a Special Recognition Award from the Wisconsin Chiropractic Association, a Fellowship in the Palmer Academy of Chiropractic (1986) and the Daniel David Palmer Chiropractic Scientific Award (1977). He was the PCCIAA Alumnus of the Year in