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Daniel David Palmer (1845-1913)

Daniel David Palmer

Photo contributed by the Township of Scugog Heritage Committee - Posted August, 2010

Daniel David Palmer

Photo from Google Street View ©2013 Google - Posted November, 2013

Plaque Location

The Region of Durham
The Township of Scugog
In Port Perry, on the east side of Water Street
just south of Queen Street


Coordinates: N 44 06.317 W 78 56.525

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Plaque Text

Raised in Port Perry, D.D. Palmer was self-educated, well read and keenly interested in spiritualism and alternative medicine. While working as a magnetic healer in the United States, his clinical observations and analysis led him to conclude that proper spinal alignment could restore 'nerve flow' and ensure good general health. Despite legal and financial setbacks, he published books on chiropractic treatment and founded and taught at several chiropractic schools. Palmer is recognized as the founder of chiropractic for his crucial role in creating and popularizing this alternative medical care in North America.

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