Reflections of a chiropractic historian

This paper continues an annual series commenced within the pages of the Chiropractic Journal of Australia which celebrates the life of Mary Ann Chance as a woman of chiropractic, being the daughter of Dr Hugh Chance and close to BJ Palmer. Mary Ann, or MAC to her friends, guided with her husband Rolf Peters the CJA for some 30 years until her sudden death

This 2020 Memorial Paper is written by a quiet achiever in the field of chiropractic history, Alana Callender. First, an English teacher. Then, a librarian. And then a historian

This paper is published in the ‘historical narrative’ style based on insights gained during the research and teaching processes. Dr. Callender has produced numerous historical articles and books over her career. Her capstone work, Dr. Palmer: Chiropractor, World Traveler, Author, Lecturer, Civic Leader, Mother and Wife, will be published by the Association for the History of Chiropractic in 2020

The Journal will announce the release of this text in due course


'Librarians are your best detectives when it comes to writing a complete history. Chiropractic needs many more writers of history. Why don’t you give it a try?

Indexing terms: chiropractic, history

Cite: Callender A. Reflections of a chiropractic historian. Mary Ann Chance Memorial Paper. Asia-Pac Chiropr J. 2020;017 DOI 


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