James Riddle Drain was a chiropractor, educator, school president, and philosopher. He authored two books, one unpublished manuscript, and other writings. His legacy is found in his writings and his familial lineage (as there are still several chiropractors amongst his descendants).
There are no writings specifically about Drain except for a chronology by Keating and an article he coauthored with Davidson on the history of Texas Chiropractic College.
- Joe Keating (2003). Chronology of Texas Chiropractic College.
- Joe Keating and Robert Davidson. (1997). That “Down in Dixie” School: Texas Chiropractic College Between the Wars. Chiropr Hist, 17;1:17-35. (Reprinted by permission of the Association for the History of Chiropractic.)
With the help and support of Drain’s family, we republished his 1st edition of Chiropractic Thoughts last year. This year we just published a compilation of his writings as Mind and My Pencil: Why Majors Change and Other Chiropractic Writings. Next year we hope to republish his classic tome, from 1949, Many Tomorrow.