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D.D. Palmer: Founder's Day

Founder's Day

Founder's Day is a celebration at Palmer College of Chiropractic honoring D.D. Palmer, the founder of Chiropractic, and of the first adjustment he made in September 1895 on Harvey Lillard. 

Founder's Day has been celebrated for at least 100 years by Palmer and the wider chiropractic community. 


  • [1] Davenport Daily Times 1895
  • [18] Sketch of D.D. Palmer
  • [60] Ryan Building
  • [61] The First Chiropractic Adjustment
  • [375] Founder’s Day, 1994
  • [384] Harvey Lillard Portrait
  • [573] Founder’s Day Event, 2010
  • [Display Board] Founder’s Day, 1991
  • [Display Board] Founder’s Day, 1997 

Founder's Day Celebrations

1995 Founder's Day celebration

Founder’s Day celebrations during the Chiropractic Centennial, 1995.