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September 10, 2013

The Great Chiropractic Debate

(Continued)

 

The McAndrew’s fame didn’t stop there. What “Jerry” began, the other boys continued, with a State Championship in 1953 (more about that later). George and Tom played on that team and David followed, in 1957. Jack and Monica were other family members of note, with the two latter sons working in management for DuPont’s.

 

It doesn’t end there either. In 1983, while Jerry led Palmer, Notre Dame law graduate George McAndrews was a key player in the Wick vs. AMA anti-trust lawsuit, the results of which brought about third party payment status and chiropractic inclusion in Medicare and other insurance programs. Broader acceptance in state licensing also ensued. Upon winning the case, George looked skyward toward the heavens and said, “That’s for you, Dad,”

 

All of these things regarding Chiropractic and Osteopathy occurred in Clinton, Davenport, and Kirksville, Mo. Much information about them can still be found in old newspaper accounts, and research of recently-discovered records at the Mississippi Valley Spiritualist Camp may yet surrender more details about early Chautauquas.

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