The first recorded chiropractic adjustment was performed on September 18, 1895, by Dr. Daniel David Palmer, a Canadian-born teacher and healer. Dr. Palmer was, at the time, studying the cause and effect of disease. Since Dr. Palmer’s first chiropractic adjustment, the art and science of chiropractic has progressed significantly, beginning with the establishment of the Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa.
Upon taking over as president of the Palmer College of Chiropractic, Dr. B.J. Palmer found himself in the midst of turmoil at the young school and a schism occurred, in which half of the faculty, staff and students departed to begin a new chiropractic school. The following paragraphs chronicle the Carr Family’s history after the “great schism” (Joseph Keating, Ph.D.)