Chiropr Hist. 1998 Dec; 18(2): 25-31.
Victor Coxon, member, B.J.'s Black Tie Club at Palmer, 1936-1941.
Sherman College of Straight Chiropractic, Chesnee, S.C. 29323.
The 1930's era was a turbulent time for B.J. Palmer who was proposing radical changes in chiropractic methodologies, i.e., the Hole-in-one upper cervical approach, neurocalometer examinations and heavy reliance on x-ray for vertebral listings. Palmer needed and found an inner circle of loyal supporters at the Fountain Head who were named the "Black Tie Club," identified at important Palmer functions wearing the flowing black tie--the Windsor. One such Black Tie Club member was Victor Coxon--a 1930 Palmer School graduate who passed away recently. The present article explores Coxon's assistant directorship of the B.J. Palmer Chiropractic Clinic, some of his many writings, as well as correspondence Dr. Coxon had with the author.