Philosophy of Osteopathy (Dodo Press)

Philosophy of Osteopathy (Dodo Press)

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Andrew Taylor Still (1828-1917) is considered the father of osteopathy. At an early age, he decided to follow in his father's footsteps as a physician. After studying medicine and serving an apprenticeship under his father, Still became a licensed MD in the state of Missouri. Later, in the early 1860s, he completed additional coursework at the College of Physicians and Surgeons in Kansas City, Missouri. He went on to serve as a surgeon in the Union Army during the American Civil War. After the Civil War and following the death of three of his children from spinal meningitis in 1864, he concluded that the orthodox medical practices of his day were frequently ineffective and sometimes harmful. He devoted the next ten years of his life to studying the human body and finding better ways to treat disease. Still believed that by correcting problems in the body's structure, through the use of manual techniques now known as osteopathic manipulative medicine (OMM), the body's ability to function and to heal itself could be greatly improved. His works include: Philosophy of Osteopathy (1899).
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  • Paperback | 164 pages
  • 152.4 x 223.52 x 12.7mm | 272.15g
  • Gloucester, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1409957543
  • 9781409957546
  • 538,712