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The DOs: Osteopathic Medicine in America

3.68 of 5 stars 3.68  ·  rating details  ·  75 ratings  ·  7 reviews
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 pract ...more
Paperback, 264 pages
Published March 9th 2004 by Johns Hopkins University Press (first published November 1st 1982)
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The best resource I have found on the subject.
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 the DO schools and different programs, the politics between DO's and MD's and the ...more
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, and at times boring , it is essential for those that are intetested tounders ...more
Jul 17, 2012 kyle added it
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.
Lucy Chronicles
MANDATORY reading for anyone who: sees a D.O., Chiropractor, believes in 'alternative' healthcare or is contemplating medical school at all particularly those leaning M.D.
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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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