New Book Finally in Print!!


Rise and Fall of PCSCThe Rise and Fall of Pennsylvania College of Straight Chiropractic

For many years I have had the desire to write a book about the experiment that was ADIO Institute of Straight Chiropractic.  Retirement from active practice has given me the opportunity to sift through boxes of memorabilia and remember not only my colleagues but also students who were young men and women to be admired.  They were courageous pioneers to be sure.  Needless to say, the sifting brought some very poignant moments. So we began the daunting task of documenting the days of the college as best we could, not only to bring value to all the individuals involved with the college but also with the hope that we can all learn from the victories and the failures we experienced and allow them to inform our future as a profession.

The text is an historical account of the college which began in 1978 as ADIO Institute of Straight Chiropractic.  Being one of the original founders and developers of the college, a faculty member and  one of the five presidents, I  believe I have a unique, intimate and informed perspective. This history gives insight into how and why the chiropractic profession has reached the state that it is in today. There are pictures of administrative staff, faculty, students and student life throughout the text. It is supported by an Addendum on CD which includes nearly 900 pages of scanned documents, pictures, and articles from the formation of the college to its final closing. Also included on the CD  are 325 pages covering the 5 administrations during the life of the college:  Gold, Strauss, Healey, Gelardi (interim) and Volk administrations. The Addendum is meant to enhance the reader’s understanding of the text.

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  1. Simon 03/24/2016, 2:05 am:

    Congrats Joe! This looks great. I am very much looking forward to it.

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