The DOs

Author: Norman Gevitz
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 9780801878336
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Osopathic medicine currently serves the health needs of more than 30 million Americans. In this book the author chronicles the history of this once-controversial medical movement from its origins in the nineteenth century to the present, describing the philosophy and practice of osteopathy as well as its impact on medical care.

The DOs

Author: Norman Gevitz
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
ISBN: 9781421429618
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Bringing additional light to the philosophical origins and practices of the osteopathic movement, as well as the historic debates about which degree to offer its graduates, this volume ; chronicles the challenges the profession has faced in the early decades of the twenty-first century ; addresses recent challenges to the osteopathic medical profession; explores efforts at preserving osteopathy's autonomy and distinctiveness; offers a new perspective on the future of osteopathic medicine Based on an extensive examination and evaluation of primary sources, as well as countless interviews with individuals both inside and outside osteopathic medicine, The DOs is the definitive history of the osteopathic medical profession.

Hoffnung die wirkt

Author: Jerome Groopman
Publisher: Goldmann Verlag
ISBN: 3641023556
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Hoffnung kann ein entscheidendes Moment der Heilung sein. Jerome Groopman, der als Therapeut jahrzehntelang mit schwer kranken Menschen zu tun hatte, entwickelte ein Konzept, in dem die Fähigkeit, zu hoffen im Kampf mit der Krankheit konsequent genutzt werden kann. Erinnerungen, soziale Bindungen, der Glaube – all dies sind Einflussfaktoren, die die Immunantwort des Menschen entscheidend beeinflussen. Diese Erkenntnis bedeutet mehr Verantwortung als den meisten Behandlern bewusst ist; denn es hängt entscheidend von ihren Äußerungen und Botschaften ab, ob der Patient genügend Hoffnung aufbringen kann, um sich der Krankheit zu stellen. Groopman zeigt dabei, dass medizinische Wahrheiten nicht übertüncht werden müssen, um durch das Prinzip Hoffnung die Körperabwehr zu mobilisieren.

An Osteopathic Approach to Diagnosis and Treatment

Author: Eileen L. DiGiovanna
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
ISBN: 9780781742931
Format: PDF, ePub
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Osteopathic medical students and faculty benefit from a uniquely practical text that organizes osteopathic concepts and step-by-step techniques into a single comprehensive volume. This new edition includes new, all-important updates on somatic and visceral problems, writing the osteopathic manipulative prescription, and case histories to reflect changes in the national licensing examination. The book’s integrated method for diagnosis and treatment embraces basic osteopathic history and philosophy, osteopathic palpation and manipulation, and specific manipulative treatments and concepts. Abundant photographs demonstrate step-by-step techniques. Meticulous illustrations depict underlying anatomy.

Textbook Osteopathic Medicine

Author: Mayer
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0702052663
Format: PDF, Mobi
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For the first time, a 60-person team of internationally renowned editors and authors presents a textbook of osteopathic medicine that is oriented towards clinical symptoms. Introductory chapters on history, philosophy and the spread of osteopathy are followed by a presentation of its scientific basis that clearly demonstrates how firmly osteopathy is rooted in science. Further chapters cover osteopathic research, diagnosis and principles of treatment. Two parts on therapeutic strategies in osteopathic practice form the core of this book. The first is divided into regions of the body, the second into clinical specialties that offer opportunities for osteopathic treatment. In both clinical parts, osteopathic therapy is presented in the entirety in which it is actually practiced - without the common but artificial separation of parietal, visceral and craniosacral treatment. First, the clinical symptom is explained from a medical perspective, then the osteopathic perspective and and treatment is presented. Thus, the title is not only suitable for conveying a profound understanding of osteopaths in training, be they doctors or non-medical practitioners, but also as a clinical reference of osteopathic medicine for everyday treatment.

Medical Licensing and Discipline in America

Author: David A. Johnson
Publisher: Federation of State Medical Boards
ISBN: 0739174401
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Medical Licensing and Discipline in America traces the evolution of the U.S. medical licensing system from its historical antecedents in the 18th and 19th century to its modern structure, emphasizing a focus on public accountability and the policies, guidelines and practices of medical boards. In doing so, the book underscores the role of the Federation of State Medical Boards in facilitating state-based licensure and discipline and the promotion of quality health care.

American Medical Schools and the Practice of Medicine

Author: William G. Rothstein
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780195364712
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In this extensively researched history of medical schools, William Rothstein, a leading historian of American medicine, traces the formation of the medical school from its origin as a source of medical lectures to its current status as a center of undergraduate and graduate medical education, biomedical research, and specialized patient care. Using a variety of historical and sociological techniques, Rothstein accurately describes methods of medical education from one generation of doctors to the next, illustrating the changing career paths in medicine. At the same time, this study considers medical schools within the context of the state of medical practice, institutions of medical care, and general higher education. The most complete and thorough general history of medical education in the United States ever written, this work focuses both on the historical development of medical schools and their current status.

The Merger

Author: Sibylle Reinsch
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 146910251X
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The Merger: M.D.s and D.O.s in California If you are interested in the recent history of the medical professions, this book is for you. If personal narratives of historical events speak to you as a second layer of documentation, this book is for you. If you are aware that in America there exist two separate yet equal, fully licensed physicians, M.D.s and D.O.s, you might be interested in learning about their unique relationship in California. If you know little about D.O.s, this book will give you a picture of their approach to patient care and to their M.D. colleagues. The osteopathic profession in California has a unique history, as it differs dramatically from the professions history in the rest of the nation. More than 100 years ago, a small pioneering group of osteopathic physicians established in Southern California the Pacific School of Osteopathy to graduate physicians and surgeons with the ability to acquire an unlimited license. Since then, the educational, research, and regulatory arenas of osteopathy have seen in California low points of near elimination and high points of recognition. Cultures are based on firm beliefs in the truth of their understanding of the world. Often they collide with those who respect different truths. Similarly, the medical culture in California went through collisions between osteopathic and allopathic medicine, often in response to competition and antagonism. Which values and beliefs about each others profession were held so fervently in California that prompted the unique event of absorbing the osteopathic profession into allopathic mainstream medicine? This project explores the events, unique to California but with repercussions nation-wide, of a merger between osteopathic and allopathic medicine. In 1962, the relatively small medical organization of fully licensed osteopathic physicians (the California Osteopathic Organization) merged with the much larger mainstream medical profession (the California Medical Association). What were the incentives for a fully licensed parallel healthcare profession to forfeit its identity and philosophy? What key players and leaders emerged? How did the individual practicing physician think and feel about the merger? While about two thousand osteopathic physicians changed to the M.D. degree, about two hundred California D.O.s did not merge but persevered in their battle to restore the licensing power of their profession in California. What social and personal motivational sources sustained this group for over a decade? How has osteopathys unique history affected medical education and professional relations, nation-wide and internationally? Answers to these questions have emerged in historical narratives by key persons figuring in the events. Most of them have not written about their lives and their social and political surroundings at the time of the merger and its repercussions. Many never learned the long-term outcomes of their endeavors. Our multidisciplinary research team transcribed in-depth interviews to capture the thoughts and feelings among individuals who played significant roles from the 1940s to the 70s. With the approval of the Institutional Review Board of the University of California, Irvine for the protection of the participants rights, we asked a diverse group, 35 in all, of physicians, administrators, lawyers and lobbyists, to provide their historical narratives and their suggestions for future directions. Our objective has been to give an unbiased account, listening equally to representatives of allopathy, osteopathy, and politics. Inspired by Dr. Gevitz cogent academic analysis of osteopathic medicine in America, this book presents personal perceptions of events, integrated with documented descriptions, stored in archives, to facilitate the readers understanding and analysis. The work has been based on the assumption

Osteopathy

Author: Source: Wikipedia
Publisher: Books LLC, Wiki Series
ISBN: 9781156557051
Format: PDF, ePub
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 24. Chapters: Osteopathic medicine in the United States, Spinal manipulation, Joint manipulation, Osteomyology, Somatic dysfunction, Muscle energy technique, Joint mobilization, List of osteopathic colleges, Spinal manipulative therapy, Spinal mobilization, Chiropractic & Manual Therapies, Ernest W. Retzlaff, Paraspinal inhibition. Excerpt: Andrew Taylor Still (founder) Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO) Medicine US Medical education Schools Physicians Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine AOA AACOM AAO COMLEX MD & DO Comparison Specialty Colleges AOA BOS Osteopathic medicine is a branch of the medical profession in the United States. Osteopathic physicians, known as DOs, are licensed to practice medicine and surgery in all 50 states and are recognized in forty-seven other countries, including most Canadian provinces. Frontier physician Andrew Taylor Still founded the profession as a radical rejection of the prevailing system of medical thought of the 19th century. Still's techniques relied heavily on the manipulation of joints and bones to diagnose and treat illness, and he called his practices "osteopathy." By the middle of the 20th century, the profession had moved closer to mainstream medicine, adopting modern public health and biomedical principles. American "osteopaths" became "osteopathic physicians," gradually achieving full practice rights as medical doctors in all 50 states, including serving in the US armed forces as physicians. In the 21st century, the training of osteopathic physicians in the United States is very similar to that of their MD counterparts. Osteopathic physicians attend 4 years of medical school followed by at least 3 years of residency. They use all conventional methods of diagnosis and treatment. Though still trained in Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine (OMM), the modern derivative of Still'...