William Harvey

Managing Real Estate Broker with Fathom Realty PB00068179

William Harvey was born in 1856. Sorry I do not have any information as to where he was born, who his parents were and so on. What I can tell you is the rest of the story.

He worked in the Ryan Building located on Brady Street in Davenport, Iowa. He maintained the building where a doctor had his office. When he was 17 he told the doctor, he had bent over in a cramped, stooping position when he heard something “pop” in is spine. He went on to tell the doctor he lost his hearing immediately and had not regained it back.

He had been to several ear doctors who had treated him to no avail. The doctor persuaded him to let him treat him, after several times of asking William agreed. After just one treatment within a few days William had regained almost all his hearing.

What you may not know about William Harvey Lillard is that he was an African-American and the first person ever treated by Doctor D.D. Palmer and the first person ever to be treated with chiropractic manipulation of the spine. Until tomorrow keep a smile on your face.

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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

Good morning, James Dray that's a scary thought!!! chiropractic manipulation of the spine

Nov 15, 2017 04:21 AM #1
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi James Dray - I have never heard of someone losing their hearing because of issues with their spine. I learned something new today. Thank you!

Nov 15, 2017 04:31 AM #2
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning William. Something to be said for chiropractics! Enjoy your day!

Nov 15, 2017 04:39 AM #3
Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Good morniing James Dray ,

I have to admit this is a new one on me! I like Barbara Todaro feel its a scary thought of chiropractic manipulation of the spine!

Nov 15, 2017 04:41 AM #4
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Interesting story, James... and I wonder if those beginning in Iowa of chiropractic treatment were the genesis of Palmer College of Chiropractic, which our son-in-law attended and which is one the top such colleges in the nation.

Nov 15, 2017 05:15 AM #5
Donald Urschalitz
Lubeck Realty Group - Jupiter, FL
P.A. Realtor ABR RSPS North Palm Beach County

He was really ahead of his time and his contributions helped many people.

Nov 15, 2017 05:37 AM #6
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

That sounds like proof that there are benefits to chiropractic manipulations!

Nov 15, 2017 05:43 AM #7
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Nothing like a happy ending. I would have hated to lose hearing.

Nov 15, 2017 06:00 AM #8
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning again James. This one is very special on so many levels.

Nov 15, 2017 07:07 AM #9
Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Good morning James,

There had to be a first sometime; hopefully, there will not be one in my lifetime.

Make yourself an astonishing day.

Nov 15, 2017 08:19 AM #10
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

I am blessed to have learned yet another bit of wisdom from you this morning James Dray 

Nov 15, 2017 09:45 AM #11
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hey James, maybe that is my problem sometimes when I do not hear my wife talking at me.


Nov 15, 2017 10:16 AM #12
Lisa Von Domek
Lisa Von Domek Team - Dallas, TX
....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless!

Very interesting James Dray and chiropractors everywhere are so happy that Dr. D.D. Palmer began practicing!

Nov 15, 2017 10:48 AM #13
Corey Martin
Martin Presence Group - Ruston, LA
Real Estate and Management Solutions

Very interesting. He was the test subject for one of the most helpful branches of medicine. Thanks for sharing. 

Nov 15, 2017 04:52 PM #14
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Interesting, James.  I had no idea some types of hearing loss could be treated with spinal manipulation.  

Nov 16, 2017 08:18 AM #15
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