The DOs: Osteopathic Medicine in America (Paperback)
  • The DOs: Osteopathic Medicine in America (Paperback)

The DOs: Osteopathic Medicine in America (Paperback)

Paperback 264 Pages / Published: 09/03/2004
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Overcoming suspicion, ridicule, and outright opposition from the American Medical Association, the osteopathic medical profession today serves the health needs of more than thirty million Americans. The DOs chronicles the development of this controversial medical movement from the nineteenth century to the present. Historian Norman Gevitz describes the philosophy and practice of osteopathy, as well as its impact on medical care. From the theories underlying the use of spinal manipulation developed by osteopathy's founder, Andrew Taylor Still, Gevitz traces the movement's early success, despite attacks from the orthodox medical community, and details the internal struggles to broaden osteopathy's scope to include the full range of pharmaceuticals and surgery. He also recounts the efforts of osteopathic colleges to achieve parity with institutions granting M.D. degrees and looks at the continuing effort by osteopathic physicians and surgeons to achieve greater recognition and visibility. In print continuously since 1982, The DOs has now been thoroughly updated and expanded to include two new chapters addressing recent and current challenges and to bring the history of the profession up to the beginning of the new millennium.

Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
ISBN: 9780801878343
Number of pages: 264
Weight: 386 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 18 mm
Edition: second edition

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