A Bibliography of the Palmer Green Books In Print, 1906-1985

GLENDA C. WIESE, M.A.L.S. AND MICHELLE R. LYKINS

Reproduced with the permission of the Association for the History of Chiropractic from Chiropractic History, vol. 6 (1986), pp. 65-74. 

VOLUME 1: 2 editions, 4 printings.
The science of chiropractic; its principles and adjustments
, 1st ed. Daniel David Palmer and Bartlett Joshua Palmer. Davenport. IA: Palmer School of Chiropractic, 1906 . illus.: photos: xix, 413 [420] pp. Volume 1 on spine. No Table of Contents. Index pp. [414-416]. Advertisements pp. [417-420]. Frontpiece: David Palmer, B.J. Palmer, M.P. Brown, and Rev. Samuel Weed.

This 1906 first edition text contains seventeen pages of quotes from medical sources D.D. Palmer used to substantiate chiropractic. It also discusses the difference between chiropractic and osteopathy, contains suggestions for adjustments for different diseases, and has a section on vaccination. This text contains many photos of early PSC classes, the interior of 828 Brady Street, and the osteological collection.

The science of chiropractic: its principles and philosophies, 2nd ed. Bartlett Joshua Palmer. Davenport, IA: Palmer School of Chiropractic. 1910. illus.; photos; 440 pp. Volume 1 on spine. No Table of Contents. Index pp. 439-440. Advertisements pp. 433-438. Frontpiece: B.J. Palmer, Rev. Samuel Weed, David D. Palmer.

This 1910 second edition deals with chiropractic philosophy and scientific principles, relating them to the cause of disease. Included are definitions and information on chiropractic history, adjusting, disease, Innate, pathological conditions, subluxation, the Palmer family history and the Palmer Coat of Arms.

The science of chiropractic: its principles and philosophies, 3rd. ed. Bartlett Joshua Palmer. Davenport, IA: Palmer School of Chiropractic. 1917. illus.; photos; 332 pp. Volume 1 on spine. Brown binding. No Table of Contents. Index pp. 330-332. Frontpiece: B.J. Palmer, Rev. Samuel Weed.

This is a 1917 3rd edition revision of the 1910 2nd edition with minor editorial additions and deletions.

The science of chiropractic: its principles and philosophies, 4th ed. Bartlett Joshua Palmer. Davenport, IA: Palmer School of Chiropractic. 1920. illus.: photos: 332 pp. Volume 1 on spine. No Table of Contents. Index pp. 330-332. Frontpiece: B.J. Palmer, Rev. Samuel Weed.

This 1920 4th "edition" is a 1920 printing of the 1917 3rd edition

VOLUME 2: 3 editions, 4 printings.
The science of chiropractic: eleven physiological lectures
, 1st ed. Bartlett Joshua Palmer. Davenport, IA: Palmer School of Chiropractic. 1907. illus.; photos; 160 [162] pp. Volume 2 on spine. Table of Contents p. 156. No Index. Advertisements pp. 157-[162]. Frontpiece: B.J. Palmer.

This 1907 1st edition consists of lectures delivered at PSC January-March 1907. The lectures cover the embryo, nervous system, senses, sympathetic nervous system, reflex action, diseases and their causes, alimentary tract, urinary system and serous circulations.

The science of chiropractic; containing a series of lectures and other scientific material discovered or developed and delivered by B.J. Palmer. 1st ed. Bartlett Joshua Palmer. Davenport, IA: Palmer School of Chiropractic, 1913. illus.; photos; 667 pp. Volume 2 on spine. No Table of Contents. No Index. No Advertisements. Frontpiece: B.J. and Mabel Heath Palmer.

This~1913 edition is actually a second edition and is a combination of the 1907 volume two and the 1908 Causes Localized, volume four. There is additional information on the sympathetic nervous system, reflex action, and serous circulation. New topics include physiology, cranial nerves, infantile paralysis, stones, hemorrhage, tumors, biology, the Meric System and equations.

The science of chiropractic, 3rd ed. Bartlett Joshua Palmer. Davenport, IA: Palmer School of Chiropractic, 1917. illus.; photos; 679 pp. Volume 2 on spine. No Table of Contents. Index pp.678-679. No Advertisements Frontpiece: B.J. Palmer and Mabel Heath Palmer.

This is a 1917 revision of the 1913 text with new information on the Meric System and equations.

The science of chiropractic, 3rd ed. Bartlett Joshua Palmer. Davenport, IA: Palmer School of Chiropractic, 1920. illus.; photos; 679 pp. Volume 2 on spine. No Table of Contents. Index pp.678-679. No Advertisements. Frontpiece: B.J. Palmer and Mabel Heath Palmer.

This 1920 3rd edition is actually a 1920 printing of the 1917 3rd edition with no editorial changes.

VOLUME 3: 2 editions, 2 printings.
The philosophy and principles of chiropractic adjustments; a series of twenty-four lectures
. 1st ed. Bartlett Joshua Palmer. Davenport, IA: Palmer School of Chiropractic. 1908. illus.; photos; 360 pp. Volume 3 on spine. No Table of Contents. No Index. Frontpiece: Howard Nutting and B.J. Palmer.

This 1908 1st edition consists of lectures delivered by B.J. Palmer. Authors unable to annotate because of unavailability of book.2

The philosophy and principles of chiropractic adjustments: a series of thirty-eight lectures. 1st ed. Bartlett Joshua Palmer. Davenport, IA: Palmer School of Chiropractic, 1908-1911. illus.; photos; 567 pp. Volume 3 on spine. No Table of Contents. No Index. Advertisements pp.558-567Frontpieee: Howard Nutting, B.J. Palmer.

This is actually an expanded version of the 1908 1st edition, and gives an explanation of subluxations, their adjustments, and their relationship to disease. Included are definitions, photographs of the B.J. Palmer osteological collection, and information on Innate intelligence, mental and physical currents, the vertebral column. palpation, spinal cord impingements, the atlas, axis, cervical, dorsal, and lumbar vertebrae, sacrum, coccyx, the recoil technique, and practice drills.

VOLUME 4: 1 edition, 1 printing.
The science of chiropractic: causes localized
. 1st ed. Bartlett Joshua Palmer. Davenport, IA: The Palmer School of Chiropractic, 1908. illus.; photos: 107, [108] pp. Volume 4 on spine. No Table of Contents. Index p. [108]. Advertisements pp. 84-107. Frontpiece: B.J. Palmer, Joy Loban.

This 1908 first edition gives a list of general diseases and conditions and corresponding vertebral areas of adjustment based upon the Meric System.

V0LUME 5: 2 editions, 6 printings.
The philosophy of chiropractic
. 1st ed. Bartlett Joshua Palmer. Davenport, IA: Palmer School of Chiropractic, 1909. illus.; photos; 559 [576] pp. Volume 5 on spine. Title on spine: The Philosophy of Chiropractic. No Table of Contents. Index p. 559. Advertisements pp. [560-576]. Frontpiece: Hilda Lundberg, B.J. Palmer.

This 1909 first edition applies the chiropractic philosophy to health and disease. Included is the author's philosophy on remedies, insanity, paralysis, disease, power and cycles, the nervous system, and blood.

The philosophy of chiropractic. 2nd ed. Bartlett Joshua Palmer. Davenport, IA: Palmer School of Chiropractic, 1916. illus.; photos; 428 pp. Volume 5 on spine. No Table of Contents. Index pp. 428. No Advertisements. Frontpiece: J.H. Craven, B.J. Palmer.

This 1916 second edition is a rearrangement of the material in the first edition, and contains minor additions and deletions.

The philosophy of chiropractic. 3rd ed. Bartlett Joshua Palmer. Davenport, IA: Palmer School of Chiropractic, 1919. illus.; photos; 428 pp. Volume 5 on spine. No Table of Contents. Index pp.426-428. No Advertisements. Frontpiece: J.H. Craven, B.J. Palmer.

This 1919 "3rd" edition is actually a reprint of the 1916 2nd edition.

The philosophy of chiropractic. 4th ed. Bartlett Joshua Palmer. Davenport, IA: Palmer School of Chiropractic, 1920. illus.; photos; 428 pp. Volume 5 on spine. No Table of Contents. Index pp.426-428. No Advertisements. Frontpiece: J.H. Craven, B.J. Palmer.

This 1920 "4th" edition is actually a reprint of the 1916 2nd edition.

The philosophy of chiropractic. 5th ed. Bartlett Joshua Palmer. Davenport, IA: Palmer School of Chiropractic, 1920. illus.; photos; 428 pp. Volume 5 on spine. No Table of Contents. Index pp.426-428. No Advertisements. Frontpiece: J.H. Craven, B.J. Palmer.

This 1920 "5th" edition is actually a reprint of the 1916 2nd edition.

The philosophy of chiropractic. 6th ed. Bartlett Joshua Palmer. Davenport, IA: Palmer School of Chiropractic, 1920. illus.; photos; 428 pp. Volume 5 on spine. No Table of Contents. Index pp. 426-428. No Advertisements. Frontpiece: J.H. Craven, B.J. Palmer.

This 1920 "6th" edition is actually a reprint of the 1916 2nd edition.

VOLUME 6: 1 edition, 1 printing.
The philosophy, science, and art of chiropractic nerve tracing; a book of four sections
. 1st ed. Bartlett Joshua Palmer. Davenport, IA: Palmer School of Chiropractic, 1911. illus.; photos; 789 pp. Volume 6 on spine. No Table of Contents. No Index. Frontpiece: B.J. Palmer, Mabel Heath Palmer.

This 1911 1st edition depicts nerve tracing based upon the Meric System. Tracings are illustrated from the physical cause to the effect and from the effect to the cause.

VOLUME 3: 1 edition, 1 printing.
A textbook on hygiene and pediatrics from a chiropractic standpoint
. 1st ed. John Henry Craven. Davenport, IA: the author, 1924. illus.; photos; 407 pp. Volume 3 on spine. No Table of Contents. No Index. Frontpiece: John H. Craven. Printed in Chicago by the Hammond Press, W.B. Conkey Company.

This 1924 1st edition gives a general understanding of infant care and adjusting, and hygiene information on housing, air, ventilation, heating, lighting, water, school, industry, immunity, germs, disinfection, fumigation, sick room, food, milk, meat, and definitions to hygiene.

VOLUME 4: 1 edition, 1 printing.
The chiropractic adjustor: a compilation of the writing of D.D. Palmer
. 1st ed. Bartlett Joshua Palmer. Davenport, IA: Palmer School of Chiropractic, 1921. 912 pp, Volume 4 on spine. No Table of Contents. No Index.

This 1921 1st edition contains material covered in D.D. Palmer's The Chiropractor's Adjustor, plus additional writings by D.D. Palmer on the science, art, and philosophy of chiropractic and its relationship to health and disease. Included is information on anatomy, biology, Innate, the nervous system, nerve vibration, vertebral movement, adjusting, chiropractic analysis, and pathological conditions.

VOLUME 7: 2 editions, 1 supplement, 6 printings.
A textbook on chiropractic symptomtology; or the manifestations of incoordination considered from achiropractic standpoint.
1st ed. James N. Firth. Davenport, IA: the author, 1914. 424[425] pp. No volume number on spine. Blue binding. Table of Contents p. [5]. Index pp. 411-424. Advertisements. p. [425].

Printed in Rock Island, IL by the Drifill Printing Company. This is a comprehensive description and explanation of pathologies and accompanying symptoms from a chiropractic standpoint. Pathologies include acute febrile, digestive, respiratory circulatory, blood, ductless gland, kidney, nervous system, constitutional diseases, sunstroke, and intoxication. Each pathology is assigned a particular area of chiropractic adjustment.

A textbook of chiropractic symptomatology: supplement to the first edition. James N. Firth. Davenport, IA: the author, 1919. 100 pp. No volume number on spine. No Table of Contents. Index pp. 97-100.

This supplement to the 1st edition includes sections on diseases of the eye and skin, hernias, and hemorrhoids.

A textbook of chiropractic symptomatology: or the manifestations of incoordination considered from a chiropractic standpoint. 2nd ed. James N. Firth. Davenport, IA: the author, 1919. illus.; photos; 465 pp. Volume 7 on spine. Table of Contents p. 5. Index pp. 457-465. Frontpiece: James N. Firth.

This 1919 2nd edition is a combination of the 1st edition and its supplement

A textbook of chiropractic symptomatology: or the manifestations of incoordination considered from a chiropractic standpoint. 2nd ed. James N. Firth. Davenport, IA: the author, 1920. illus.; photos; 465 pp. Volume 7 on spine. Table of Contents p. 5. Index pp. 457-465. Frontpiece: James N. Firth.  

This 1920 2nd edition is a reprint of the 1919 2nd edition with no editorial changes.

A textbook of chiropractic symptomatology: or the manifestations of incoordination considered from a chiropractic standpoint. 2nd ed. James N. Firth. Davenport, IA: the author, 1921. illus.; photos; 465 pp. Volume 7 on spine. Table of Contents p. 5. Index pp. 457-465. Frontpiece: James N. Firth.

This is a 1921 reprint of the 1920 2nd edition.

A textbook of chiropractic symptomatology: or the manifestations of incoordination considered from a chiropractic standpoint. 2nd ed. James N. Firth. Davenport, IA: the author,1925. illus.; photos: 465 pp. Volume 7 on spine. Table of Contents p. 5. Index pp. 457-465. Frontpiece: James N. Firth.

This is a 1925 reprint of the 1921 2nd edition.

VOLUME 8: 2 editions, 5 printings.
A textbook in chiropractic physiology.
1st ed. Harry E. Vedder. Davenport, IA: the author, 1916, 414 pp. No volume number on spine. Brown Binding. Table of Contents pp. 7-8. Index pp. 405-414. Printed in Chicago by Rogers and Hall Company.

This 1916 1st edition is a comprehensive scientific explanation of the functions of the body with an application of chiropractic philosophy. Included are sections on body tissues, blood, circulatory, lymphatic, respiratory, glandular, digestive, excretory, voice, and brain systems.

A textbook in chiropractic physiology. 2nd ed . Harry E. Vedder. Davenport, IA: the author, 1918. 414 pp. No volume number on spine. Brown Binding. Table of Contents pp. 7-8. Index pp. 405-414. Printed in Chicago by Rogers and Hall Company.

This is a 1918 reprint of the 1916 first edition with no editorial changes.

A textbook in chiropractic physiology. 3rd ed. Harry E. Vedder. Davenport, IA: the author, 1918. 414 pp. Volume 8 on spine. 1920 on spine. Table of Contents pp. 7-8. Index pp. 405-414. Printed in Chicago by Rogers and Hall Company.

This is a 1920 reprint of the 1916 first edition with no editorial changes.

A textbook in chiropractic physiology. 4th ed. Harry E.Vedder. Davenport, IA: the author, 1921. illus.; 463 pp. Volume 8 on spine. Table of Contents pp. 7-8. Index pp. 454-463. Printed in Chicago by Rogers and Hall Company.

This is a 1921 reprint of the 1916 first edition with no editorial changes.

A textbook in chiropractic physiology. 5th ed. Harry E. Vedder. Davenport, IA: the author, 1922. illus.; 463 pp. Volume 8 on spine. Table of Contents pp. 7-8. Index pp. 454-463. Printed in Chicago by Printing Products Corporation.

This is a 1922 reprint of the 1916 first edition.

VOLUME 9: 3 editions, 5 printings.
Chiropractic anatomy.
1st ed. Mabel Heath Palmer. Davenport, IA: Palmer School of Chiropractic, 1918. illus.; colored plates: [5], 487 pp. No volume number on spine. No Table of Contents. Index pp. 452-487. Glossary pp. 446-451. Frontpiece: Mabel Heath Palmer. Printed in Chicago by Rogers and Hall Company.

This 1918 first edition textbook of anatomy is designed for the chiropractic student and practitioner. Included are sections on general anatomy, syndesmology, arthrology, myology, blood vascular system, organs of voice, respiration, digestion. special senses, urogenital system, hernias, nervous system, and anatomical terms.

Chiropractic anatomy. 2nd ed. Mabel Heath Palmer. Davenport, IA: Palmer School of Chiropractic, 1919. illus.; colored plates; [6], 569 pp. Volume 9 on spine. No Table of Contents. Index pp. 533-569. Glossary pp. 526-531. Frontpiece: Mabel Heath Palmer. Printed in Chicago by Rogers and Hall Company.

This is a 1919 revision of the 1918 text. Changes include new illustrations and additional information throughout.

Chiropractic anatomy. 3rd ed. Mabel Heath Palmer. Davenport, IA: Palmer School of Chiropractic, 1920. illus.; colored plates; [7], 569 pp. Volume 9 on spine. 1919 on spine. No Table of Contents. Index pp. 533-569. Glossary pp. 526-531. Frontpiece: Mabel Heath Palmer. Printed in Chicago by Rogers and Hall Company.

This is a 1920 reprint of the 1919 second edition with minor errors corrected.

Chiropractic anatomy. 4th ed. Mabel Heath Palmer. Davenport, IA: Palmer School of Chiropractic, 1920. illus.; colored plates; [7], 569 pp. Volume 9 on spine. 1922 on spine. No Table of Contents. Index pp. 533-569. Glossary pp. 526-531. Frontpiece: Mabel Heath Palmer. Printed in Chicago by Rogers and Hall Company.

This is a 1920 reprint of the 1919 second edition with minor errors corrected.

Chiropractic anatomy. 5th ed. Mabel Heath Palmer. Davenport, IA: Palmer School of Chiropractic, 1923. illus.; colored plates; [8], 573 pp. Volume 9 on spine. No Table of Contents. Index pp. 537-573. Glossary pp. 531-536. Frontpiece: Mabel Heath Palmer. Printed in Chicago by Hammond Press, W.B. Conkey Company.

This is a 1923 revision of the 1919 second edition with new illustrations and new material throughout.

VOLUME 10: 4 editions, 4 printings.
Text on chiropractic spinography
. 1st ed. Ernest Archibald Thompson. Not available.

Text on chiropractic spinography. 2nd ed. Ernest Archibald Thompson. Davenport, IA: the author, 1919. illus.; tables; 194 pp. Volume 10 on spine. Table of Contents pp. 7. Index pp. 191-194. Frontpiece: E.A. Thompson.

This 1919 second edition text deals with the use of X-ray and its application to the study of spinal segments and their juxtaposition. Included are sections on X-ray discovery, physical properties, protection, plate reading, equipment, physics, patient placement, and developing procedures.

Text on chiropractic spinography. 3rd ed. Ernest Archibald Thompson. Davenport, IA: the author, 1921. illus.; tables; 346 pp. Volume 10 on spine. Table of Contents pp. 5-7. Index pp. 343-348.

This is a 1921 revision of the 1919 second edition with new material on subjects previously covered, particularly on X-ray equipment, physics, and body exposures.

Text on chiropractic spinography. 4th ed. Ernest Archibald Thompson. Davenport, IA: the author 1923. illus.; tables: 426 pp. Volume 10 on spine. Table of Contents pp. 7-11. Index pp. 421-426.

This is a 1923 revision of the 1921 third edition with a more in-depth application of X-ray to the spine and chiropractic. Included is new material on equipment, physics, protection, and exposures.

VOLUME 11: 1 edition, 3 printings.
A textbook on chiropractic chemistry.
1st ed. S.J. Burich. Davenport, IA: the author, 1919. illus.; tables; 430 pp. Volume 11 on spine. 1921 on spine. Table of Contents pp. 7-9. Index pp. 407-430. Frontpiece: S.J. Burich.

This is a 1919 first edition text of general and physiological chemistry designed for the chiropractic student. Included are sections on inorganic, organic, and physiological chemistry, information on poisons, antidotes, reaction equations, symbols, formulas, atomic weights, and definitions.

A textbook on chiropractic chemistry. 2nd ed. S.J. Burich. Davenport, IA: the author, 1920. illus.; tables; 430 pp. Volume 11 on spine. Table of Contents pp. 7-9. Index pp. 407-430. Frontpiece: S.J. Burich.

This is a 1920 reprint of the 1919 first edition.

A textbook on chiropractic chemistry. 3rd ed. S.J. Burich. Davenport, IA: the author, 1920. illus.; tables; 432 pp. Volume 11 on spine. 1921 on spine. Table of Contents pp. 7-9. Index pp. 409-432. Frontpiece: S.J. Burich.

This is another 1920 reprint of the 1919 first edition.

VOLUME 12: 2 editions, 4 printings.
A textbook on chiropractic gynecology. 1st ed. Harry E. Vedder. Davenport, IA: the author, 1919. 407 pp. Volume 12 on spine. Table of Contents pp. 7-8. Index pp. 395-407. Frontpiece: Harry E. Vedder.

This 1919 first edition text gives a thorough chiropractic explanation of gynecological diseases and the results that might be expected under adjustments. Included is information on diseases of the vulva, vagina, uterus, Fallopian tubes, ovaries, urinary system. and syphilis.

A textbook on chiropractic gynecology. 2nd ed. Harry E. Vedder. Davenport, IA: the author, 1920. 407 pp. Volume 12 on spine. Table of Contents pp. 7-8. Index pp. 395-407. Frontpiece: Harry E. Vedder.

This is a 1920 reprint of the 1919 first edition.

A textbook on chiropractic gynecology. 3rd ed. Harry E. Vedder. Davenport, IA: the author, 1921. 407 pp. Volume 12 on spine. Table of Contents pp. 7-8. Index pp. 395-407. Frontpiece: Harry E. Vedder.  

This is a 1921 reprint of the 1919 first edition.

A textbook on chiropractic gynecology. 4th ed. Harry E. Vedder. Davenport, IA: the author, 1923. illus.; 474 pp. Volume 12 on spine. Table of Contents pp. 9-10. Index pp. 463-474.

This is actually a 1923 second edition incorporating illustrations.

VOLUME 13: 1 edition, 1 printing.
A textbook on the Palmer technique of chiropractic.
1st ed. B.J. Palmer. Davenport, IA: the author, 1920. illus.; 531 pp. Volume 13 on spine. No Table of Contents. Index pp. 527-531.

This is a 1920 comprehensive text on the Palmer adjustment technique. Included is material on vertebral palpation, adjusting, nerve tracing, abnormalities, and subluxation listings. Contains 185 photographs.

VOLUME 14: 2 editions, 4 printings.
Chiropractic textbook.
1st ed. Ralph W. Stephenson. Davenport, IA: the author, 1927. illus.; charts; tables; xxxiv, 396 pp. Volume 14 on spine. No Table of Contents. Index pp. 385-396. Frontpiece: Ralph W. Stephenson. Printed in Chicago by R.R. Donnelley and Sons Co., Lakeside Press.

This 1927 text, written for chiropractic classroom use, describes what chiropractic is, does, how, and why. Included are sections for each semester of study with material on chiropractic philosophy, the nervous system, Innate, spinal subluxations, cycles, functions, the Meric System, poisons, and thesis writing.

Chiropractic textbook. 2nd ed. Ralph W. Stephenson. Davenport, IA: the author, 1927. illus.; charts; tables; xxiv, 414 pp. Volume 14 on spine. No Table of Contents. Index pp. 403-414. Printed in Davenport by PSC Press.

This is a 1927 printing of the original 1927 text with an additional section (pp. 385-401) on the occipito-atlanto-axial region based upon the B.J. Palmer Chiropractic Clinic studies. The added chapter is written by Galen R. Price.

Chiropractic textbook. 3rd ed. Ralph W. Stephenson. Davenport, IA: the author. 1946. illus.; charts; tables; xxiv, 414 pp. Volume 14 on spine. Table of Contents. Index pp. 403-414. Printed in Davenport by PSC Press.

This is a 1946 reprint of the 1927 second edition.

Chiropractic textbook. 4th ed. Ralph W. Stephenson. Davenport, IA: Palmer School of Chiropractic, 1948. illus.; charts; tables; xxiv, 414 pp. Volume 14 on spine. 1927 on spine. No Table of Contents. Index pp. 403-414. Frontpiece: Ralph W. Stephenson. Printed in Davenport by PSC Press.

This is a 1948 reprint of the 1927 second edition.

VOLUME 14: 1 edition, 1 printing.
The spirit of P.S.C., a story based on facts gleaned at the chiropractic fountain head; being a student's tribute to an institution of scientific education, in which he has unbounded faith.
1st ed. James Leroy Nixon. Davenport, IA: sine nomine, 1920. illus.; photos; 199 pp. Volume 14 on spine. No Table of Contents. No Index. Frontpiece: James Leroy Nixon and B.J. Palmer.

With a narrative approach, this 1920 text gives a description of the Palmer School of Chiropractic life; the extent of its educational resources; the personal characteristics of its faculty; the scope of its curriculum; the character of the student body; and the results of its applications in the health field.

VOLUME 15: 1 edition, 2 printings.
A textbook on chiropractic orthopedy.
1st ed. John Henry Craven. Davenport. IA: the author, 1921. illus.; photos; 399 pp. Volume 15 on spine. Table of Contents pp. 14-15. Index pp. 390-396. Frontpiece: J.H. Craven. Printed by Printing Products Corporation, Chicago, IL.

This 1921 first edition is designed to give the chiropractic student comprehensive knowledge of the spine and physical representation of the cause of disease. Included are sections on anatomy of the spinal cord and column, palpation, subluxation, the Meric System, arthrology, motion, abnormalities, and muscles.

A textbook on chiropractic orthopedy. 2nd ed. John Henry Craven. Davenport, IA: the author, 1922. illus.; photos; 399 pp. Volume 15 on spine. Table of Contents pp. 14-15. Index pp. 390-396. Frontpiece: J.H. Craven. Printed by Printing Products Corporation, Chicago, IL

This is a 1922 printing of the 1921 1st edition with no editorial changes.

VOLUME 16: 1 edition, 1 printing.
Chiropractic advertising
. 1st ed. Harry E. Vedder. Davenport, IA: Harry Vedder, 1924. illus.; photos; 244 pp. Volume 16 on spine. No Table of Contents. No Index. Frontpiece: Harry E. Vedder.

This 1924 1st edition correlates and systematizes the advertising experiences of practicing chiropractors of the early 1920s, and gives fundamental principles of different types of advertising. Included is information and examples on the application of advertising to chiropractic and the benefits that can be obtained through advertising.

VOLUME 17: 1 edition, 1 printing.
Malpractice as applied to chiropractic.
1st ed. Arthur T. Holmes. [sine loco: sine nomine, 1924.] v, 253 pp. Volume 17 on spine. 1924 on spine. No Table of Contents. Index pp. v.

This 1st edition text, designed to help chiropractors avoid many legal problems, includes material on malpractice, liability, negligence, contracts, fees, specific cases, and other aspects of chiropractic practice.

VOLUME 18: 1 edition, 3 printings.
The subluxation specific; the adjustment specific; and exposition of the cause of all disease. 1st ed. Bartlett Joshua Palmer. Davenport, IA: Palmer School of Chiropractic, 1934. illus.: photos; tables; 870 pp. Volume 18 on spine. No Table of Contents. No Index. Frontpiece: D.D. Palmer, B.J. Palmer, Dossa Evans. Printed by the PSC Printing Plant.

This 1934 1st edition applies chiropractic to the specific causes and cures of disease. Contents include definitions and material on chiropractic neurology, spinography, neurocalometry, atlas-axis subluxations, vertebral torque, and specific vertebral adjusting. This text, based on HIO adjusting, represents a major departure from the full-spine Meric System that B.J. Palmer had previously used.

The subluxation specific; the adjustment specific; and exposition on the cause of all disease. Bartlett Joshua Palmer. Davenport, IA: Chiropractic Publishers, [1977]. illus.; photos; tables; 870 pp. Volume 18 on spine. Blue Binding. No Table of Contents. No Index. Frontpiece: D.D. Palmer, B.J. Palmer, Dossa Evans.

This is a reprint of the 1934 1st edition.

The subluxation specific; the adjustment specific; and exposition on the cause of all disease. Bartlett Joshua Palmer. Spartanburg, SC: Michael U. Kale, [1984]. illus.; photos; tables; 870 pp. Volume 18, 1984 on spine. No Table of Contents. No Index. On cover: "Special edition". Black cover. Frontpiece: D.D. Palmer, B.J. Palmer, Dossa Evans.

This is a 1984 reprint of the 1934 1st edition.

VOLUME 19: 1 edition, 1 printing.
The known man or an explanation of "the phenomena of life"; constants and variables as applied to accuracy of the B.J.Palmer chiropractic clinical procedure
. 1st ed. Bartlett Joshua Palmer. Davenport, IA: Palmer School of Chiropractic, 1936. illus.; tables; xxiv, 341 [342] pp. Volume 19 on spine. No Table of Contents. Index pp. iv-vii.

This 1936 1st edition, based on the B.J. Palmer Clinic studies, includes chiropractic research with eliminated variables using spinography and NCM tests in order to prove the effectiveness of chiropractic.

VOLUME 20: 1 edition, 1 printing.
Precise, posture-constant, spinograph, comparative graphs; an exposition of innate natural adaptation following HIO adjustment proving measurement correction of vertebral subluxations, corrections of abnormal-normal adaptive curves, as well as curvatures
. 1st ed. B.J. Palmer Chiropractic Clinic. Davenport, IA: Palmer School of Chiropractic, 1938. illus.; photos; 207 pp. Spiral bound. Yellow paper binding. Volume 20 on cover. No Table of Contents. No index. Frontpiece: B.J. Palmer, D.D. Palmer. Printed by Palmer School of Chiropractic Press.

This 1938 1st edition is a compilation of 100 chiropractic cases and analyses designed to show it is possible to measure subluxation distance and adjustment correction of malpositioned vertebrae.

VOLUME 21: 3 editions, 3 printings.
Modern x-ray practice and chiropractic spinography. 1st ed. Percy A. Remier. Davenport, IA: Palmer School of Chiropractic, 1938. illus.; photos; 473 [474] pp. Volume 21 on spine. No Table of Contents. Index pp. 10-14. Frontpiece: Percy A. Remier. Printed by the P.S.C. Press.

This 1938 1st edition organizes the stereoscopic techniques and procedures in chiropractic spinography used in the x-ray lab. Included are terms and material on x-ray physics, equipment, film properties, darkrooms, protection positioning, and techniques.

Modern x-ray practice and chiropractic spinography. 2nd ed. Percy A. Remier. Davenport, IA: Palmer School of Chiropractic, 1947.illus.; photos; 479 pp. Volume 21 on spine. No Table of Contents. Index pp. 10-14. Frontpiece: Percy A. Remier. Printed by the P.S.C. Press.

This is a 1947 revision of the 1938 first edition with minor changes and additional information.

Modern x-ray practice and chiropractic spinography. 3rd ed. Percy A. Remier. Davenport, IA: Palmer School of Chiropractic, 1957. illus.; photos; 422 pp. Volume 21 on spine. No Table of Contents. Index pp. 416-419. Red Binding Frontpiece: Percy A. Remier. Printed by P.S.C. Press.

This is a 1957 revision of the 1947 second edition with changes throughout. Contains new information on full-spine x-rays and the adverse effects and limitations of radiation.

VOLUME 22: 1 edition, 2 printings.
The bigness of the fellow within
. 1st ed. Bartlett Joshua Palmer. Davenport, IA: Palmer School of Chiropractic, 1949. illus.; photos; xliii, 943 pp. Volume 22 on spine. Table of Contents pp. xxxiii-xliii.. No Index. Frontpiece: B.J. Palmer Printed in Hammond, IN by W.B. Conkey Company.

This 1949 text is a collection of addresses, essays, and lectures of B.J. Palmer applying chiropractic philosophy and Innate to life, sickness, and health. Included are accounts of B.J. Palmer's life, the history and development of chiropractic, information on education, inner power, Little Bit O'Heaven, the circus, and photographs of B.J. Palmer's home.

The bigness of the fellow within. 1st ed. Bartlett Joshua Palmer. Spartanburg, S.C.: Sherman College of Straight Chiropractic, 1978. illus.; photos; xliii, 943 pp. Volume 22 on spine. Table of Contents pp. xxxiii-xliii. No Index. Frontpiece: B.J. Palmer.

This is a 1978 reprint of the original 1949 text.

VOLUME 23: 1 edition, 2 printings.
Up from below the bottom
. 1st ed. Bartlett Joshua Palmer. Davenport, IA: Palmer School of Chiropractic, 1950. illus.; photos; vii, 865 pp. Volume 23 on spine. Table of Contents pp. 861-865. No Index. Frontpiece: B.J. Palmer. Printed in Hammond, IN by W.B. Conkey Company.

This 1950 text is a collection of addresses, essays, and lectures by B.J. Palmer expressing his philosophy of life, health, disease, religion Innate, chiropractic, subluxation, adjusting, and medicine.

Up from below the bottom. 1st ed. Bartlett Joshua Palmer. Spartanburg, SC.: Sherman College of Straight Chiropractic, 1979. illus.; photos; vii, 856 pp. Volume 23 on spine. Table of Contents pp. 861-865. No Index. Frontpiece: B.J. Palmer. This is a 1979 reprint of the 1950 1st edition.

VOLUME 24: 1 edition, 1 printing.
Fight to climb
. 1st ed. Bartlett Joshua Palmer. Davenport, IA: Palmer School of Chiropractic, 1950.illus.; photos; vii, 715 pp. Volume 24 on spine. Table of Contents pp. 711-715. No Index. Frontpiece: B.J. Palmer. Printed in Hammond, IN by W.B. Conkey Company.

This 1950 text consists of chiropractic addresses, essays, and lectures by B.J. Palmer. Included is information on D.D. Palmer, the Truscott System, adaptative spinal curves disease, malpractice, subluxations, and religion.

VOLUME 25: 1 edition, 1 printing.
Chiropractic clinical controlled research
. 1st ed. Bartlett Joshua Palmer. Davenport, IA: Palmer School of Chiropractic, 1951. illus.; photos: graphs: vii, 744 pp. Volume 25 on spine. Table of Contents pp. 741-744. No Index. Frontpiece: B.J. Palmer. Printed in Hammond, IN by W.B. Conkey Company.

This 1951 text is a collection of addresses, essays, and lectures dealing with the need for chiropractic research. Included is information on the nervous system, neurocalometry, spinography, electroencephaloneuromentimpograph, torqued subluxation, and torqued adjustment.

VOLUME 26: 1 edition, 1 printing.
Conflicts clarify
. 1st ed. Bartlett Joshua Palmer. Davenport, IA: Palmer School of Chiropractic, 1951. illus.; photos; vii, 747 pp. Volume 26 on spine. Table of Contents pp. 745-747. No Index. Frontpiece: B.J. Palmer. Printed in Hammond, IN by W.B. Conkey Company.

This 1951 text is a collection of addresses, essays, and lectures dealing with chiropractic philosophy and chiropractic approach to sickness. Included is information on abnormalities, tuberculosis, kidney disease, Innate, and the politics of chiropractic and medicine.

VOLUME 27: 1 edition, 1 printing.
History repeats
. 1st ed. Bartlett Joshua Palmer. Davenport, IA: Palmer School of Chiropractic, 1951. illus.; photos; vii. 778 pp. Volume 27 on spine. Table of Contents pp 775-778. No Index. Frontpiece: B.J. Palmer Printed in Hammond, IN by W.B. Conkey Company.

This 1951 text is a collection of addresses, essays, and lectures dealing with different aspects of chiropractic philosophy and history, with information on disease, subluxation, NCM, spinographs, and majors and minors.

VOLUME 28: 1 edition, 1 printing.
Answers.
1st ed. Bartlett Joshua Palmer. Davenport, IA: Palmer School of Chiropractic, 1952 illus.; photos; 840 pp. Volume 28 on spine. No Table of Contents. No Index. Frontpiece: B.J. Palmer. Printed in Hammond, IN by W.B. Conkey Company.

This 1952 text is a collection of addresses, essays, and lectures dealing with the philosophy and history of chiropractic, with information on spinographic analysis, Innate, and Clearview Sanitarium.

VOLUME 29: 1 edition, 1 printing.
Upside down and right side up with B.J.; including the greatest mystery of history
. 1st ed. Bartlett Joshua Palmer Davenport, IA: the author, 1953. illus.; photos: xii, 1036 pp. Volume 29 on spine. Table of Contents pp. 1035-1036. No Index. Frontpiece: B.J. Palmer. Printed in Hammond. IN by W.B. Conkey Division, Rand McNally and Co.

This 1953 text is a collection of addresses, essays, and lectures depicting chiropractic history and the world travels of B.J. Palmer with numerous photographs of his travels.

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VOLUME 32: 1 edition. 2 printings
Chiropractic philosophy. science, and art: what it does, how it does it, and why it does it.
1st ed. Bartlett Joshua Palmer. Davenport, IA: Palmer School of Chiropractic, 1955. illus.: photos: 260 pp. Volume 32 on spine. Table of Contents pp. 257-260. No Index. Frontpiece: B.J. Palmer. Printed by PSC Press.

This 1955 text is a collection of addresses, essays, and lectures explaining the what's, how's, and why's of chiropractic. This is designed to give the lay people an understanding of Innate intelligence and chiropractic.

Chiropractic philosophy, science, and art: what it does, how it does it, and why it does it. 1st ed. Bartlett Joshua Palmer. Langhorne, PA: Adio Institute of Straight Chiropractic, 1984. illus.: photos; 260 pp. Volume 32 on spine. Table of Contents pp. 257-260. No Index. Frontpiece: B.J. Palmer.

This is a 1984 reprint of the original 1955 text.

VOLUME 33: 1 edition, 1 printing.
Fame and fortune and the know-how and show-how to attain it. 1st ed. Bartlett Joshua Palmer. Davenport, IA: Palmer School of Chiropractic. 1955. illus.; photos; 130 pp. Volume 33 on spine. Table of Contents pp. [129}130. No Index. Frontpiece: B.J. Palmer. Printed by PSC Press.

This 1955 text is a collection of addresses, essays, and lectures dealing with the application of chiropractic philosophy and Innate to a successful life and greater intellectual power.

VOLUME 34: 1 edition, 1 printing.
Evolution or revolution
. 1st ed. Bartlett Joshua Palmer. Davenport, IA: Palmer School of Chiropractic, 1957. illus.; photos; 126 pp. Volume 34 on spine. No Table of Contents. No Index. PSC Sales Dept. Iist pp.123-126. Frontpiece: B.J. Palmer. Extracts from "The Evolution of Chiropractic" by A. Aug Dye, "Your Health and Chiropractic" by Thorpe MacCluskey, and "The Rise of Chiropractic" by Chittenden Turner. Printed by PSC Press.

This 1957 text deals with the philosophy, history, and evolution of chiropractic, with information on old and new principles of chiropractic and Innate.

VOLUME 34: 1 edition, 1 printing.
Chiropractic orthopedy
. 1st ed. Donald Otis Pharoah. Davenport, IA: Palmer School of Chiropractic, 1956. illus.; photos; xvi, 311 pp. Volume 34 on spine. Table of Contents pp. ix-xvi. No Index. Red Cover Frontpiece: Donald O. Pharoah.

This 1956 text gives a basic understanding of the spinal column and its relationship to health and disease. Included is information on development and anatomy of the spinal column, spinal cord, muscles, joints, ligaments, curves, dynamics, abnormalities, disease, and nerve interference.

VOLUME 35: 1 edition, 2 printings.
History in the making.
1st ed. Bartlett Joshua Palmer. Davenport, IA: Palmer School of Chiropractic, 1957. illus.; photos; 72 pp. Volume 35 on cover No Table of Contents. No Index. Palmer Sales Dept. Iist pp. 71-72. Red paper cover. Frontpiece: B.J. Palmer. Printed by PSC Press.

This 1957 1st edition deals with the science of chiropractic and includes information on palpation, nerve tracing, the Meric System, majors and minors, circulation, spinographs, the NCM, specific research, and statistics.

History in the making. Bartlett Joshua Palmer. Sacramento, CA: Clarence Jenson, 1985. illus.; photos: [ix], xii, 72 [73] pp. Notebook format. Volume 35 on spine. Table of Contents pp. [xii-ix]. No Index. Errata pp. 72-73. Frontpiece: B.J. Palmer.

This is a 1985 reprinting of the 1957 first edition, with typographical and grammatical corrections.

VOLUME 36: 1 edition, 1 printing.
Palmer's law of life
. 1st ed. Bartlett Joshua Palmer. Davenport, IA: Palmer School of Chiropractic, 1958. illus.; photos; 150 pp. Volume 36 on spine. No Table of Contents. No Index. PSC Sales Dept. Iist pp. 147-150. Frontpiece: B.J. Palmer. Printed by PSC Press.

This 1958 text is a collection of addresses, essays, and lectures dealing with Innate intelligence and chiropractic philosophy, and their application to life and health.

VOLUME 37: 1 edition, 1 printing.
The glory of going on
. 1st ed. Bartlett Joshua Palmer. Davenport, IA: Palmer School of Chiropractic, 1961. illus.; photos; 255 pp. Volume 37 on spine. Table of Contents pp. 254-255. No Index. Frontpiece: B.J. Palmer.

This 1961 text deals with the history of B.J. Palmer and chiropractic. Included is information on Innate and spinal subluxation as related to life and health.

VOLUME 37: 2 editions, 2 printings.
Healing hands: the story of the Palmer family, discoverers and developers of chiropractic. 1st ed. Joseph Edward Maynard. Freeport, Long Island, NY: Jonorm Publishing Company, 1959. illus.; photos: xii, 365 pp. Volume 37 on spine. No Table of Contents. No Index. Frontpiece: D.D. Palmer and B.J. Palmer. Printed in New York by American Book Stratford Press, Inc.

This 1959 text conveys the knowledge of the value of chiropractic and gives understanding of the role chiropractic plays in healing the sick. Included is information on the history of chiropractic and the Palmer family, chiropractic philosophy and science, Innate intelligence, the nervous system, body functions, and cause of disease.

Healing hands: the story of the Palmer family, discoverers and developers of chiropractic. 2nd ed. Joseph Edward Maynard. Mobile, AL: Jonorm Publishers. 1977. illus.; photos; xx, 407. No Volume number on spine. Table of Contents pp. vii-ix. No Index. Brown cover. "Special limited autographed ed."

This is a 1977 revision of the 1959 text with additional information on the Palmer Printing Plant; WHO and WOC Communications; and additional photographs.

VOLUME 38: 1 edition, 1 printing.
The great divide. 1st ed. Bartlett Joshua Palmer. Davenport, IA: Palmer College of Chiropractic, 1966. illus.; photos; 163 pp. Volume 38 on spine. No Table of Contents. No Index. Frontpiece: B.J. Palmer. Printed in Hamilton, IL by Hamilton Press, Inc.

This 1966 text, published posthumously, conveys B.J. Palmer's philosophy of chiropractic and Innate, and includes information on research, fundamental principles of chiropractic philosophy, Innate control, and-questions and answers.

VOLUME 39: 1 edition, 1 printing.
Our masterpiece. 1st ed. Bartlett Joshua Palmer. Davenport, IA: Palmer College of Chiropractic, 1966. illus.; photos: ix, 156 pp. Volume 39 on spine. No Table of Contents. No Index. Frontpiece: B.J. Palmer.

This 1966 text, published posthumously deals with the scientific application of chiropractic principles and practice. Included is information on philosophy, subluxation, research, x-rays, adjusting, and the NCM.

UNNUMBERED VOLUMES:
Correlative hygiene. Donald Otis Pharoah. Davenport, IA: Palmer School of Chiropractic, 1946. xii, 223 pp. No volume number. Table of Contents pp. vii-xii No Index. Glossary pp. 193-223.

This 1946 text gives a chiropractic concept of hygiene and includes information on personal, sexual, and social hygiene; pregnancy, bacteria, immunity, sterilization, parasites, viruses, lighting, air, heating, food, milk, water, sewage, industry, public health, demography, and death.

Textbook of the science, art, and philosophy of chiropractic for students and practitioners. Daniel David Palmer. Portland, OR: Portland Printing House Company, 1910. illus.; 1007 pp. No volume number. No Table of Contents. Index pp. 986-1007. "The Chiropractor's Adjuster" on spine.

This 1910 text deals with the facts and principles on which chiropractic was founded. Included is information on chiropractic philosophy, development, analysis, adjustment, nerve force, temperature changes, neuropathy, vaccination, organs and disease, Innate, and osteopathy.

Textbook of science, art, and philosophy of chiropractic for students and practitioners. Daniel David Palmer. Sine loco: The Chiropractic Research Foundation, 1940. illus.; 1007 pp. No volume number. No Table of Contents. Index pp. 986-1007. "The Chiropractor's Adjuster" on spine.  

This is a 1940 reprint of the original 1910 text.

Textbook of science, art, and philosophy of chiropractic for students and practitioners. Daniel David Palmer. Davenport, IA: Palmer College of Chiropractic, 1966. illus.; 1007 pp. No volume number. No Table of Contents. Index pp. 986-1007. 2 p. preface by David Palmer. "The Chiropractor's Adjuster" on spine.

This is a 1966 reprint of the original 1910 text.

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