Written by Chris Dalrymple, DC   
Sunday, August 16, 2015 03:01 PM

Although Iowa had passed a medical practice act in 1886, the law had rarely been enforced, perhaps owing to the public's continuing reluctance to accept the exclusive authority of any one branch of the healing arts. Orthodox medicine was only beginning to establish its scientific authority; the first randomized, controlled clinical trials of pharmaceuticals were still nearly four decades in the future.

Prior to 1887– D. D. Palmer leaves the grocery business.