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Classic Articles

Offered in this section of the Osteopathic Resource Center are classic articles from early Osteopathic literature. There are an abundance of memorable journal articles and books published in the late 19th and early 20th centuries that have been forgotten by 21st century Osteopaths. Some of these classic articles come from the founder of Osteopathy, Andrew Taylor Still; others will come from his direct students, many of who were prolific writers.

By looking through the window of time, back into our early history, we can see how Osteopathy evolved and how in many ways it remains timeless. I will usually let each article speak for itself. In some instances however, I will offer an introduction at the start of the article and a brief set of comments at the end. Sometimes the context needs to be set at the start and key points need to be expanded upon in a conclusion.

I hope you enjoy these windows into Osteopathic history, and more importantly, into the Osteopathic soul.

Article #1 Andrew Taylor Still, The First Osteopathic Treatment (1874): Hemorrhagic Gastroenteritis