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Copyright 1966, American Medical Association
Reprinted from JAMA 197:999-1005, 1966.

Educational Background of
Chiropractic School Faculties (1966)

Catalog Analysis
Lincoln Chiropractic College

Source of information: pages 8-9 of the 1965-1966 catalog.

The one unconfirmed degree is a bachelor of laws (LLB) degree from a correspondence law school that never has been accredited by the Council on Legal Education of the American Bar Association. The same individual who lists this degree also lists a 11 spurious" DPT degree (believed to stand for "doctor of physiotherapy") from a defunct "diploma mill" in Denver, called the University of Healing Arts.

The designation of two of the 13 faculty members with recognized academic degrees as full-time teaching personnel is questionable. One is the librarian, who holds BS and MA degrees. The other, listed as "educational consultant," holds AB, MA, and PhD degrees, but is described in a 1966 pamphlet he wrote as having an address in a city other than that in which the school is located. The confirmed academic degrees include 13 bachelors degrees, five masters degrees, and two PhD's. Two of the masters degrees belong to the librarian and the "educational consultant."

The "spurious" degrees include four FICC degrees, two CCR degrees, and two PhC degrees. Two other faculty members list "spurious" degrees that have not been mentioned previously. One is a DMT degree, believed to stand for "doctor of mechanotherapy." The other is an ScD degree, generally known as a legitimate doctor of science degree, except that in this instance the granting institution is the chiropractic school in question, and therefore would not be recognized as legitimate.

The president of this school lists no recognized academic degree, yet lists four sets of letters after his name, DC, PhC, FICC, and CCR. The dean of the school holds a BS degree in education, the chairman of the department of microbiology and pathology holds a BS degree in biology. The chairman of the department of physiology holds a BS degree in zoology. The director of basic sciences holds a BA degree in biology. One of the two members of the department of anatomy holds a BS degree in physical education. The chairman emeritus of the department of anatomy, the chairman of the department of roentgenology, the director of clinical sciences, and the chairman of the department of physiotherapy have no academic degrees.

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