Dr. William Blair

Dr. Blair

Was born in Pemeta, Oklahoma on July 30, 1922. He attended elementary, Junior and Senior High School, graduating in 1940 in the top 10% of his class in spite of considerable absences for health reasons. He had been diagnosed with bronchial asthma at the age of 9 months. His parents tried every method of healing sources including chiropractic with no results.

After graduation, he attended Oklahoma A&M College for 2 years. At this time he was told he must go to a more favorable climate for his health. He chose to go to Lubbock Texas because of relatives living there. No real improvement was shown so he moved to Albuquerque and finally to El Paso. In El Paso he met his wife and was married on July 20, 1946. It was his wife that introduced him to upper cervical chiropractic. He had never had upper cervical chiropractic before. His wife’s mother had been a close friend of a chiropractor practicing in Houston, TX. Her friend was a full spine doctor but recommended that Bill go to Dr. Leon Halsted in El Paso, since he was a Palmer graduate and did upper cervical work that she thought would help Bill the most. Bill decided to go to Dr. Halsted. He was X-rayed, adjusted, told what to expect and sent home. His results were almost immediately good, he had less trouble breathing and he just generally felt better.

This change made him so enthusiastic that he wanted to help others as he had been helped. Since he had been primarily a salesman, a career that he didn’t relish, he wanted to immediately go to school to become a chiropractor. So he packed up his family and they moved to Davenport, Iowa. After he graduated from Palmer, he moved back to Lubbock, a city that he liked and wanted to live in. Dr. Blair rented a small building and converted it into an office in front with a small apartment in the back. His practice started in December 1949 and began to grow beyond his wildest dreams.

It did not take very long before he realized to began to think that something was missing. He had done extensive study on X-rays to make sure he understood the theoretical, structural and mechanical relationships of the spine. Being a perfectionist, he wanted to make perfect X-rays, give totally correct adjustments and have the best results possible. Therefore when one patient did much better than another, he studied their X-rays, their neurocalgraph readings, and their adjustments, trying to learn what he could do to make the other patients results more satisfactory. His patients noticed his dedication to perfection. He did his best to make sure the steps he took to make sure his adjustment was the correct one and that it was very carefully given to assure the best he could do. Dr. Blair noticed that some patients seemed to miraculously improve while others had only mediocre results yet he had done everything in the best most careful and specific way that he could.