Shegetaro Morikubo, D.C.
The landmark Morikubo case set the first precedent for chiropractic philosophy. The judge ruled that chiropractic was separate and distinct. It had a distinct philosophy, science, and art. It is supposed that Morikubo and B.J. Palmer forced the issue by arranging for Shegetaro to be brought up on charges in LaCrosse, Wisconsin. Prior to this case, Morikubo, who was born in Japan, brought up in a Buddhist monastery, earned a Ph.D. in philosophy, a correspondence degree in Osteopathy, and a chiropractic degree under D.D. Palmer. Morikubo taught philosophy courses when B.J. Palmer was traveling. He also wrote an article in the Davenport paper on human rights during the time of D.D. Palmer’s incarceration for practicing medicine without a license in 1906.
There are few things known about Morikubo beyond what has been written: