Chiropr Hist. 1997 ; 17(2): 69-92.
Ohio legal entanglement: A.W. Lensgraf, D.C.: 1927-1935.
The purpose of this paper is to illustrate the legal frustration of the early practice life during the late 1920s and 1930s in Ohio of Arthur William Lensgraf, D.C., a rank-and-file practicing Palmer graduate who, early on in his career, was an ardent supporter of B.J. Palmer and "the good ole P.S.C." At this time, B.J.'s influence on the profession was at an all time high; and he did not refrain from exerting it in Ohio. Attention will be paid to the arrest and constant threat of imprisonment since, during this time, the licensing laws present in Ohio were ambiguous at best. The Platt-Ellis law that was passed in 1915 and enacted in 1916 compromised medical and chiropractic forces into defining chiropractic as a "limited branch of medicine and surgery" placing it directly under the thumb of the Ohio state medical board.