Keating

All of the chronologies on this website were compiled by the late Joe Keating (1950-2007). Joe was an expert at compiling the historical data from chiropractic’s past. His perspective was very much focused on the external and objective facts. This is evident in his chronologies, his articles, and his philosophical perspective.

Joe Keating’s extensive publishing placed his work not only at the leading edge of historical scholarship but also at the forefront of the philosophy of chiropractic. This was unfortunate in many ways because Joe’s erudition in historical fact lends extra gravitas to his philosophical ruminations. Students of the philosophy of chiropractic may thus be swept up into Joe’s perspective, which as noted above was very much based in exterior and objective facts. Elements of the philosophy of chiropractic rooted in interiors, subjective experience, or cultural depth, seem to have been lost to Joe, or written-off as prerational or dogmatic “biotheology.” This bias sometimes colors his otherwise excellent writings.

On a personal note, in Keating’s final years, he and Senzon emailed often. Joe was always available for an historical fact check. In their final conversation, two weeks before Joe’s passing, Joe mentioned the six books he was working on. A tragic loss. You are missed.

A Memoriam to Joe is available online: Dr. Joseph C. Keating, PhD, Litt. D (hon), FICC (hon)

Keating's Writings on D.D. Palmer

Keating’s scholarship in regards to the philosophy of chiropractic can best be categorized in terms of delineating the evolution of D.D. Palmer’s writings and exploring epistemology, especially the epistemological approach of objective empiricism.

Keating's Philosophical Writings

Keating’s scholarship in regards to the philosophy of chiropractic focuses on the philosophy of science and logic.

Keating's Historical Writings

Keating’s scholarship in regards to the philosophy of chiropractic focuses on the philosophy of science and logic. More of Keating’s chronologies will be posted in the future.

  • Keating, J., Cleveland, C., Menke, M. (2004)
    Chiropractic History: A Primer
  • Popadiuk, N., Keating, J., Montgomery, P., Siordia, L. (2007). The published paper is below:

 

Some of Joe's articles and chronologies

Joe Keating. (1987). Claude O. Watkins: Pioneer advocate for clinical scientific chiropractic. Chiropr Hist 7(2):11-15. (Reprinted by permission of the Association for the History of Chiropractic.)

Joe Keating. (1992). The evolution of Palmer’s metaphors and hypotheses. Philosophical Constructs for the Chiropractic Profession,  2(1): p. 9-19.

Joe Keating. (1995). D.D. Palmer’s forgotten theories of chiropractic. A presentation tot he Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College. February 18, 1995.

Joe Keating. (1996). Early Palmer theories of Dis-ease.

Joe Keating. (1996). The short life & enduring influence of the American Chiropractic Association, 1922-1930.

Joe Keating. (1997). B.J. of Davenport: The early years of chiropractic. Davenport: Association for the History of Chiropractic. [CONTENTS]

Joe Keating. (1997). Chronology of Willard Carver.

Joe Keating. (1997). Faulty logic & non-skeptical arguments in chiropractic.

Joe Keating. (1997). Lincoln College: A Glimpse at the Early Years. Dynamic Chiropractic’s The Ivory Tower Review.

Joe Keating. (1998). Alva Gregory, M.D., D.C.

Joe Keating. (1998). Chronology of the Lincoln Chiropractic College.

Joe Keating. (1998). D.D. Palmer’s Lifeline.

Joe Keating. (1999). Tom Morris, Defender of Chiropractic, Part I. Dynamic Chiropractic 17(25).

Joe Keating. (2000). The search for a science of straight chiropractic: Herbert Marshall Himes, D.C., Ph.C., F.I.C.C. Dynamic Chiropractic 18(26).

Joe Keating. (2000). Tom Morris, Defender of Chiropractic, Part II. Dynamic Chiropractic 18(2).

Joe Keating. (2001). Chronology of Herbert Marshall Himes, D.C., Ph.C. National Institute of Chiropractic Research.

Joe Keating. (2001). Chronology of Neuropathy. National Institute of Chiropractic Research.

Joe Keating. (2001). Chronology of Radiophone Station WOC, 1922-1932. National Institute of Chiropractic Research.

Joe Keating. (2001). Philosophy and science in chiropractic: essential, inseparable and misunderstood. European Journal of Chiropractic 46:51-60. [Abstract]

CCP Guidelines. (2003). Council on chiropractic practice clinical practice guideline number 1: Vertebral Subluxation in Chiropractic Practice.

Joe Keating. (2002). Chronology of Mabel Heath Palmer, D.C. National Institute of Chiropractic Research.

Joe Keating. (2002). Chronology of Tom Morris. National Institute of Chiropractic Research.

Joe Keating. (2002). The meanings of Innate. Journal Canadian Chiropractic Assoc 46(1):4-10.

Joe Keating. (1998). Chronology of professional organizations in chiropractic (NACD, ACA, UCA, CHB, ICA), especially the National Chiropractic Association (NCA).

Joe Keating. (1998). Chronology of the Lincoln Chiropractic College (Extended version). National Institute of Chiropractic Research.

Joe Keating. (2004). Chronology of Chiropractic in Mexico & Latin America. National Institute of Chiropractic Research.

Joe Keating. (2004). Chronology of Council on Chiropractic Education. National Institute of Chiropractic Research.

Joe Keating. (2004). Chronology of Tullius de Florence Ratledge and Cleveland Chiropractic College Los Angeles. National Institute of Chiropractic Research.

Joe Keating. (2004). Chronology of Universal Chiropractic College. National Institute of Chiropractic Research.

Joe Keating. (2004). Chronology of Universal Chiropractors Association. National Institute of Chiropractic Research.

Joe Keating. (2004). Chronology of William Charles Schulze, M.D., D.C. and the National College of Chiropractic (and the schools which were eventually absorbed by National). National Institute of Chiropractic Research.

Joe Keating. (2004). Chronology of Women in Chiropractic. National Institute of Chiropractic Research.

Joe Keating. (2004). Chronology of Universal Chiropractors Association. National Institute of Chiropractic Research.

Joe Keating. (2004). Notes on BJ Palmer & the Palmer School. National Institute of Chiropractic Research.

Joe Keating. (2004). Notes on the Chiropractic Health Bureau/ICA. National Institute of Chiropractic Research.

Joe Keating. (2004). Willard Carver, LL.B., D.C. & The Carver College of Oklahoma City. National Institute of Chiropractic Research.

Joe Keating. (2006). The Homewood influence in Canada and beyond. JCCA 50(1):51-89.

Joe Keating. (2007). Chronology of Shegataro Morikubo, D.C. National Institute of Chiropractic Research.

Joe Keating. (2008). William D. Harper, Jr, MS, DC: Anything can cause anything. JCCA 52(1):38-66.

Joe Keating, Richard Brown, & Paul Smallie. (1991). T.F. Ratledge, the missionary of straight chiropractic in California. Chiropr Hist 11(2): 27-38. (Reprinted by permission of the Association for the History of Chiropractic.)

Joe Keating, Alana Callender & Carl Cleveland III. (1998). Federal recognition and the accreditation wars. In A History of Chiropractic Education in North America, Association for the History of Chiropractic. (Reprinted by permission of the Association for the History of Chiropractic.)

Joe Keating, Keith Charlton, Jaroslaw P. Grod, Stephen Perle, David Sikorski, & James Winterstein. (2005). Subluxation: dogma or science. Chiropractic & Osteopathy, 13(17).

Joe Keating & Carl Cleveland III. Sylvia L. Ashworth, D.C.: “The Grand Old Lady of Chiropractic. No Date.

Joe Keating, &  Steven Troyanovich. (2005). Wisconsin versus chiropractic: the trials at LaCrosse and the birth of a chiropractic champion. Chiropr Hist, 25(1): p. 37-45. (Reprinted by permission of the Association for the History of Chiropractic.)