Solon Langworthy, D.C.
In his landmark book, Modernized Chiropractic, coauthored with Oakley Smith and Minora Paxson (two more of D.D. Palmer’s early students), Langworthy wrote of chiropractic, “That which is the real foundation of a ‘separate school of healing’ is its philosophy, its theory, its practice, the science and art – all of which is peculiar to itself.”Not much has been written about Langworthy.
- Russell Gibbons’ 1981 article is reprinted by permission of the Association for the History of Chiropractic:
Solon Massey Langworthy:
Keeper of the Flame During the ‘Lost Years’ of Chiropractic
- There is also an exploration of his impact on chiropractic in Simon Senzon’s Secret History of Chiropractic, inspired in part by The Lerner Report.
- Senzon also wrote a new introduction to a recent release of a pdf of Modernized Chiropractic.
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- Keating’s chronology of D.D. Palmer contains many facts about Langworthy’s life.
- The only real philosophical writing in the actual book can be found in an appendix: