Daniel David Palmer was the founder of chiropractic. Palmer was born in Port Perry, Canada West and was raised in the southern Ontario area, where he received his education.
In 1865 Palmer moved to the United States, and around 1880 took up magnetic healing in Davenport, Iowa. After returning to Davenport, in 1895 Palmer met Harvey Lillard, a janitor whose hearing was impaired. Palmer claimed the man’s hearing was restored after adjusting his spine.