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100 YEARS AFTER A.T. STILLS DEATH:
A TRUBUTE TO THE DISCOVERER OF OSTEOPATHY!
- Scan from the original first edition.
- Hand-bound book in fine real leather of absolute highest quality.
- Letters of real gold.
A.T.Still, the founder of osteopathic medicine was born in Virginia in 1828. After sehrving an apprenticeship under his father, 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, Still concluded that the orthodox medical practices of his day were ineffective and devoted the next ten years of his life to studying the human body and fi nding better ways to treat disease.
His research and clinical observations led him to believe that the musculoskeletal system played a vital role in health and disease and that the body contained all of the elements needed to maintain health if properly stimulated. Still believed that by correcting problems in the body‘s structure, through the use of manual techniques, the body’s ability to function and to heal itself could be greatly improved.
He also promoted the idea of preventive medicine and endorsed the philosophy that physicians should focus on treating the whole patient (“triune nature of man”), rather than just the disease. At the time, these beliefs formed the basis of a new medical approach, osteopathic medicine.
Osteolib-Series, Vol. I.
This book provides a fi rst hand narrative of Andrew Taylor Still’s life and the development of Osteopathy. This is the fi rst edition of this work and is slightly longer than the second edition. This edition was published the fi rst time June 15, 1897 by Still in Kirksville, MO. He states in the preface that this work is a collection of the truth of his life as he remembers it, and suggests that facts and fi gures may not be perfectly accurate as he took no notes in his life. He describes frontier living as a boy and young man. He talks about his becoming a physician and all that entailed. His political stand is evidenced by his support of the Free State movement in Kansas in the 1860s. He also discusses how Osteopathy developed out of his need to find something better than what medical practice had to offer at the time.