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Mabel Palmer: Overview

Mabel Palmer

 Mable Palmer portrait

FIRST LADY OF CHIROPRACTIC

June 5, 1881- March 30, 1949

Mabel Palmer signature

Photographs are copyrighted by Palmer College of Chiropractic. For permission to use, contact us.

Opening Hours

The Special Collections & Archives department is located in the David D. Palmer Health Sciences Library on Palmer's Main Campus.

Access to materials and reference assistance is provided in the Reading Room on the first floor of the Library (L103).

Regular hours are Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Hours during term breaks are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m to 4:30 p.m.

Please call (563) 884-5893, or email specialcollections@palmer.edu for assistance.

 

This Guide

This guide focuses on the life and works of Mabel Palmer. You will find resources which are about Mabel Palmer and works authored by her, whether that be books, journals, pamphlets, manuscript papers or photographs. The guide is divided into the following pages:

  • Overview
  • Resources about Mabel
  • Authored by Mabel
  • Manuscript Papers
  • Photographs

 

Biography

Mabel Heath Palmer, D.C., Ph.C., an anatomist and foremost woman chiropractor is much heralded in the chiropractic field. She was a leader and inspiration to female chiropractors, successfully combining her role as wife and mother with teaching at Palmer for over four decades. Mabel founded the oldest chiropractic organization in the world, the Sigma Phi Chi Sorority, and authored the first chiropractic anatomy textbook, Anatomy (1918). She passed away in 1949.

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