Mecca College of Chiropractic

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The New Jersey College of Chiropractic and Naturopathy was established in the spring of 1910 in Hoboken, N. J., and in the fall of 1910 the college moved to 122 Roseville Avenue, Newark. N. J.

In 1913 the college was incorporated under the Laws of the State of New Jersey as the New Jersey College of Chiropractic and Naturopathy.

In 1916 the New Jersey College of Chiropractic and Naturopathy forfeited their charter to the State and was incorporated under the Laws of the State of Delaware to gain advantages from Delaware incorporation, as the College of Mecca of Chiropractic, generally known as The Mecca College of Chiropractic, and was duly registered and licensed then in New Jersey as an institution of learning.

Mecca College of Chiropractic is the oldest College of Chiropractic in the East, and the only College other than Palmer College which can grant the Philosopher of Chiropractic Degree. Palmer ceased to grant the Ph.C. in 1968, leaving the degree to Mecca.

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New Jersey Governor Edwards recognized Mecca when he appointed one of the graduates of the Mecca College to the State Board of Chiropractic Examiners. Several hundred graduates of Mecca have been licensed by New Jersey.

Continuing its growth, Mecca was federally chartered by Congressional Act in 1919 as a perpetual non-profit corporation as a University level institution.

Dr. Frederick W. Collins was reputed to have been Dr. D. D. Palmer's favorite student; and Collins held degrees from both D. D. Palmer and B. J. Palmer. He also studied with Willard Carver (who received his Ph.C. from Mecca) and other early lights of Chiropractic.

Mecca teaches the Collins' System of Painless Adjusting, largely copied but never duplicated.

Mecca College of Chiropractic grants the degrees of Bachelor of Chiropractic (B.C.), Master of Chiropractic (M.C.), Doctor of Chiropractic (D.C.), and Philosopher of Chiropractic (Ph.C.)

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