Written by Chris Dalrymple, DC   
Friday, September 04, 2015 07:25 AM

D. D. Palmer teaches 5 chiropractic students: Solon M. Langworthy,  Allan Raymond, Thomas H. Storey, H. Ray Stouder, E.E. (Lee) Sutton.

Dr. Solon M. Langworthy, a 1901 graduate, established the Langworthy School of Chiropractic in Cedar Rapids, Iowa that later becomes the American Chiropractic College.

In 1901 the Texas legislature repealed all existing laws on medical practice and divided the field into three parts – medical, eclectic and homeopathic.

July 18, 1901  – A. E. COSTON, D.C. is born in Cranfills Gap, Texas.  Both his father and grandfather were practicing physicians.  He will receive the Keeler Plaque for chiropractic service.

The Palmer School of Magnetic Cure, initiated in the summer of 1896, in 1901 becomes known as "Dr. Palmer's Chiropractic School & Cure.”

In 1901, Palmer was still teaching the first of the several theories of chiropractic he eventually offered. This initial set of hypotheses and assumptions comprised a decidedly mechanistic view. Palmer likened the human body to a fine watch and identified himself as a "human mechanic" (Palmer, 1897). This first chiropractic theory, a derivative of his nine years of practice as a magnetic, proposed that inflammation (which Palmer saw as the essential characteristic of dis-ease).

Palmer was not yet exclusively concerned with bones-pinching-nerves, Old Dad Chiro would manipulate to adjust any displaced anatomy he found, including arteries, veins, nerves, muscles, bones, ligaments and joints. The range of patient conditions Palmer accepted for treatment (his terminology at the time) was as broad as A.T. Still's osteopathy, although the theoretical bases for these two manipulative arts were distinctly different.

In 1901 the Medical Association of Texas renamed itself the State Medical Association of Texas.  

September 6, 1901 — Assasin shoots U.S. President William McKinley at the Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, New York. McKinley dies 8 days later.

The first radio receiver is developed by Guglielmo Marconi and successfully received a radio transmission.

Sources:   The Official History of Chiropractic in Texas, by Dr. Walter R. Rhodes; 1978;  Texas Chiropractic Association, Austin, TX 78701