Joseph Janse, born in Holland, was a 1938 graduate of National College of Chiropractic (Chicago). He was named dean of the college in 1942, and in 1945 became its president, a position he held for 38 years. Under Dr. Janse's leadership, National built a new home in Lombard, Illinois. The campus opened in 1963.
Dr. Janse was a key figure in the founding of chiropractic's three most prominent regulatory bodies: the National Chiropractic Association's Council on Chiropractic Education, forerunner of the CCE, (where he served as president, 1959-61); the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners; and the Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards.
He was noted for his work with Swiss researcher Dr. Fred Illi on spinal biomechanics, sacroiliac joint function, and the treatment of posture and gait abnormalities. The two joined forces at the laboratories of National College of Chiropractic in Chicago.
It is a credit to Dr. Janse and the chiropractic profession to have him honored by Drs. Phillips and Triano's article. That the Spine Journal has deemed the subject matter worthy of publication is a small, but fitting tribute to Dr. Janse's work in advancing our knowledge of the spine.
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