The DOs: Osteopathic Medicine in America PDF µ DOs:

The DOs: Osteopathic Medicine in America PDF µ DOs: Overcoming suspicion, ridicule, and outright opposition from the American Medical Association, the osteopathic medical profession today serves the health needs of 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 MD degrees and looks at the continuing effort by osteopathic physicians and surgeons to achieve greater recognition and visibilityIn print continuously since , 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

10 thoughts on “The DOs: Osteopathic Medicine in America

  1. Karen Karen says:

    The best resource I have found on the subject.

  2. Elias Elias says:

    Gave a very enjoyable account of the history of the D.O profession I happened to read this about a year before I began studying at an osteopathic medical school This gave me a good baseline amount of knowledge of the profession s history, and also made me evencurious and enthusiastic to learn osteopathic medicine I am a 2nd year student at the time of writing this review.

  3. Fallon Jung Fallon Jung says:

    The book was a little dry, but informative Seeing as the Present and Future chapter ends in the 80s, I d like to findinformation about where osteopathy has gone since then Overall, an interesting account. although lots of little grammatical errors, which drove me up the wall

  4. Eva Shay Eva Shay says:

    An excellent historical text about osteopathic medicine in the USA This was my introduction to osteopathy when I was in college which then led to my career as a DO Doctor of Osteopathy I continue to recommend this book to students searching for their own future.

  5. Patrick McConnell Patrick McConnell says:

    Helped me

  6. AGC AGC says:

    Norman Gevitz gives an in depth brief history of Osteopathic Medicine in the U.S in this book It is a history of the struggles of osteopathic medicine struggles to grow, struggles to become known, and struggles to remain distinct from their MD counterparts He touches upon it s inception and the background of how and why it came about He then goes into a lot of history in chronological order of the growth of th

  7. Mattymatt184 Mattymatt184 says:

    Very intense detailed book that is not a easy read However, for anyone that is wanting to become a physician and is unfamiliar with the philosophyh, history and differences and animosity of Osteopatic Medicine versus Allopathic Medicine D.O Or M.D respectively This is an essential read Also, a good one for people that do not understand what a DO is or is having difficultly deciding on a physician Slow, detailed,

  8. Jenish Tailor Jenish Tailor says:

    This book is very informative and tells you how DO school came to life, where the population thought that the only kind of doctor s exist are MDs It gives full history on DO school, practice, treatment and medicine It give information on how DOs are different than MDs and how it can be alternative care option I personally like the idea of muscle manipulation to treat patients rather than just prescribing pain medi

  9. kyle kyle says:

    Useful, quick read that does just what it sets out to do tell the story of osteopathic medicine in America from its birth to the turn of the twenty first century I particularly appreciated the early chapters which put Still in a wider cultural perspective I also loved reading about both why Still was so opposed to pharmaceuticals and how this changed in later generations.

  10. Steve Steve says:

    Good background history on the birth and expansion of osteopathy in the United States Suggested reading for anyone looking into this field of medicine.

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