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Daniel David Palmer
|Born||March 7, 1845
Port Perry, Ontario, Canada
|Died||October 20, 1913(aged 68)|
|Children||B. J. Palmer|
|Parent(s)||Thomas Palmer, Katherine McVay|
Daniel David Palmer or D.D. Palmer (March 7, 1845 – October 20, 1913) was a Canadian American chiropractor who was the founder of chiropractic. Palmer was born in Port Perry, Ontario, but emigrated to the United States. He was an avid proponent of various forms of pseudoscientific alternative medicine such as magnetic healing. Palmer opposed anything he thought to be associated with mainstream medicine such as vaccination.
Palmer believed that the human body had an ample supply of natural healing power transmitted through the nervous system. He suggested that if any one organ was affected by an illness, it merely must not be receiving its normal "nerve supply" which he dubbed a "spinal misalignment", or subluxation. He saw chiropractic as a form of realigning to reestablish the supply.
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